Hyland’s Homeopathic Cold and Flu Remedies
October 2017: The Sweeney appeal was dismissed for failure to prosecute.
September 2017: Two objectors filed Notices of Appeal regarding the approval of the settlement. Click on the links below to see each one.
August 2017: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement.
February 2017: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement of this action. According to the settlement terms, class members with proof of purchase may receive a full refund for products purchased (class members without proof of purchase may only receive refunds for up to two products). In addition, the company agreed to include a money back guarantee on its website. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for August 14, 2017. For more information, go to http://hylandslawsuit.com/Home.aspx.
April 2014: A federal judge certified the class in a class-action lawsuit filed against Hyland’s, Inc for allegedly falsely advertising its over-the-counter homeopathic cold and flu remedies, including Hyland’s Cold ‘n Cough 4 Kids and Complete Flu Care 4 Kids. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2012, alleges that the products will provide “fast acting” relief for cold and flu symptoms – such as runny noses, coughs, and body aches – when, according to plaintiffs, the remedies only contain diluted concentrations of the active ingredients and do not perform as advertised. (Forcellati et al v. Hyland’s, Inc., Standard Homeopathic Laboratories, Inc., and Standard Homeopathic Company, Case No. 12-cv-01983, C. D. CA.).
For more information about the advertising of homeopathic products and TINA.org’s coverage of the issue, click here.