A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against S. C. Johnson and Babyganics in March 2017. The complaint
, which was transferred to federal court in April 2017 and amended in July 2017, alleges that the companies misleadingly market pre-moistened wipes as being made from “plant based ingredients” when, according to the plaintiffs, the wipes are made with significant amounts of synthetic plastics. After moving to intervene in a related case (Mayhew v. Babyganics
), the named plaintiff voluntarily dismissed
his claims with prejudice
, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. (Machlan et al v. S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. and KAS Direct LLC d/b/a Babyganics
, Case No. 17-cv-2442, N.D. Cal.)
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