In November 2018, a class-action lawsuit
was filed against Johnson & Johnson for allegedly falsely advertising the Neutrogena® Light Therapy Acne Mask and Mask Activator (an acne treatment where a mask that is powered by a battery emits LED lights onto the skin). According to the complaint, the company misleadingly markets that the Activator (or battery) provides “30 Daily Treatments” (or 300 minutes of treatment) and that it programs the battery to stop providing power after 30 treatment sessions when, according to plaintiffs, the battery in the Activator actually has enough power to provide more treatment sessions if it is not programmed to stop after 30 sessions. (Correia et al v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
, Case No. 18-cv-9918, C. D. CA.)