Blistex Medicated Lip Ointment

July 2017: A federal judge dismissed this complaint finding that it did not plausibly allege that the packaging was deceptive.

March 2017:class-action lawsuit was filed against Blistex for allegedly misleadingly labeling Blistex Medicated Lip Ointment as containing 6 grams of ointment when, in reality, the tube’s hard plastic dispenser prevents consumers from accessing approximately 23% of the ointment, meaning that only 77% of the 6 grams are usable. (Hillen et al v. Blistex, Inc., Case No. 17-cv-2074, N. D. IL.)

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You know when you buy a big bag of chips, and you’re all psyched for a feast, and then it turns out there are like, three chips in the bag? That bag is slack filled.

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