Babyganics is a Westbury, New York-based company that claims to sell baby-safe, organic household and childcare products (shampoos, suntan lotions, baby wipes, laundry detergents, etc.). It has grown rapidly over the past 15 years, generating $30 million in revenue in 2013 and securing a sale by SC Johnson in 2016.
Babyganics now faces several lawsuits over the potentially harmful nature of its ingredients.
But many parents allege that Babyganics products are not as organic or kid-friendly as they appear. There have been reports of children whose eyes were burned by “tear-free” Babyganics products, and at least one instance of a child breaking out in a rash after using Babyganics baby wipes.
Due to incidents like these, Babyganics now faces several lawsuits over the potentially harmful nature of its ingredients. The most notable such case is a class action suit filed by ClassAction.com, which alleges that numerous Babyganics bath products contain eye irritants and are not as “tear-free,” safe, or gentle as advertised.
If you have purchased Babyganics products and think you may have a case, contact us today for a free legal consultation.
Lawsuit Allegations & Eligibility
Our lawsuit aims to hold Babyganics accountable for the allegedly misleading labeling of several Babyganics bath products, which purport to be some combination of “tear-free,” gentle, non-allergenic, and safe for infants. The complaint alleges that these nine products (listed below) contain chemicals and other substances that are eye irritants:
- Chamomile Verbena Conditioning Shampoo & Body Wash
- Chamomile Verbena Shampoo & Body Wash
- Chamomile Verbena Bubble Bath
- Fragrance-Free Conditioning Shampoo & Body Wash
- Fragrance-Free Shampoo & Body Wash
- Fragrance-Free Bubble Bath
- Fragrance-Free Moisturizing Therapy Cream Wash
- Orange Blossom Night Time Shampoo & Body Wash
- Orange Blossom Night Time Bubble Bath
We seek monetary relief for plaintiffs who purchased these products, and we are also asking for Babyganics to stop marketing these items in a deceptive manner.
You pay nothing unless we win at trial or secure a settlement.
If you have purchased any of the products above over the past four years, you may be eligible to join the Babyganics lawsuit. Find and retain any receipts related to these purchases, and make note of any adverse reactions—such as burning, pain, itching, or rashes—that your child may have suffered while or after using Babyganics products.
Our firm operates on the contingency basis, which means you pay us nothing unless we win at trial or secure a settlement.
Other Babyganics Lawsuits
There is some precedent for allegations that Babyganics products are not as harmless as advertised (as also seen below with the Hunter Jones case).
In May 2017, an Oregon woman named Jade Christensen said Babyganics Face, Hand and Baby Wipes were to blame for a bumpy rash that broke out on Ms. Christensen’s five-week-old son Leif’s face. She said she noticed black spots on the wipes, suggesting they had some sort of mold growing on them, and found several similar complaints about the product online.
Babyganics baby wipes were allegedly to blame for a bumpy rash that broke out on a five-week-old boy’s face.
In response to these complaints, Babyganics offered to replace any wipes with black spots on them, and assured parents that they’d had the wipes tested and that they were not a health concern.
But the Jade Christensen incident was not the first time Babyganics had to combat claims that its products are not what they claim.
Hunter Jones Personal Injury Lawsuit – Sep. 2016
In September 2016, Babyganics was hit with a separate lawsuit alleging that its “tear-free” shampoo had burned a boy’s eyes, potentially damaging them permanently. Theresa Jones said her baby son Hunter suffered burns on 90 percent of his corneas and that doctors blamed the chemicals in the Babyganics shampoo, saying Hunter may have eye problems for the rest of his life.
Ms. Jones said she found many online complaints from women whose children were similarly injured by Babyganics products.
Class Action Lawsuit for “Organic” & “Mineral-Based” Claims – Sep. 2016
Around the same time that Theresa Jones filed her complaint, consumers in New York and California banded together to file a class action lawsuit against Babyganics alleging false advertising on the grounds that many Babyganics are not organic or (in the case of sunscreen) mineral-based despite claiming otherwise.
The complaint cites a number of non-organic ingredients listed in dozens of Babyganics products.
The plaintiffs—Tanya Mayhew of New York and Tanveer Alibhai of California—say that they paid a premium for what they thought were organic and mineral-free products, and that they would not have purchased the products had they known their true ingredients.
The complaint goes on to cite a number of non-organic ingredients listed and presumably found in dozens of Babyganics products. It seeks monetary relief, punitive damages, attorneys’ fees, and any other relief the Court deems proper.
This case is still pending.
Join the Babyganics Lawsuit
If you purchased one of Babyganics’ “tear-free” products, you may be able to collect money equal to the cost of the products you purchased. More importantly, you would help hold this company accountable for its allegedly deceptive advertising. Contact us today to learn if you are eligible for a lawsuit. You pay nothing unless we win at trial or secure a settlement.
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