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The Honest Co. Logo and Jessica Alba; Image Courtesy of TMZ, http://www.tmz.com/

The Honest Co., Jessica Alba’s Health and Wellness company, has had a rough year. After battling class action lawsuits that alleged the company “engaged in unfair and deceptive practices related to its marketing, labeling, and advertising,” the Honest Co. has agreed to pay a $7 million settlement to customers in the United States who “purchased certain Honest diapering, cleaning, or personal care products.” Though the matter hasn’t been officially resolved in court, both sides of the aisle “agreed to settle the case in order to avoid the costs of continued litigation.”

For those who don’t know, an Honest Co. customer, Brad Buenasera, accused the company of “misleadingly marketing at least 41 items including bubble bath, children’s toothpaste, floor cleaners, laundry detergent, and soap.” According to the lawsuit, Buonasera asserted that many Honest Company products “were labeled natural, all natural, naturally derived, plant-based and no harsh chemicals, but actually contained a spectacular array of synthetic and toxic ingredients.” According to a report issued by Reuters, independent tests did indeed reveal that “the products contained synthetic and toxic ingredients.”

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Honest Co. Products; Image Courtesy of Wikipedia, https://www.wikipedia.org/

So how can you find out if you’re entitled to a portion of the settlement funds? Well, if you’re a resident of the U.S., and if you purchased and “did not return an Honest product between January 17, 2012, and July 10, 2017,” you can submit a claim form that entitles consumers to “$2.50 for each purchase of a product for up to 10 products without proof of purchase.” If you have proof of purchase, you’re “entitled to unlimited product compensation… for either your choice of U.S. dollars or a credit for a future purchase at honest.com.” October 23, 2017, is the deadline to submit of claim form.

A list of products covered under the settlement agreement includes the following:

  • 4-in-1 Laundry Packs
  • 3-in-1 Facial Towelettes
  • Air + Fabric Freshener
  • Auto Dishwasher Gel
  • Bar Soap
  • Bathroom Cleaner
  • Bathroom Cleaner Concentrate
  • Bathtime Gift Set
  • Bubble Bath
  • Conditioner
  • Conditioning Detangler
  • Deodorant
  • Diapers
  • Discovery Set
  • Dish Soap
  • Dishwasher Packs
  • Dryer Cloths
  • Essentials Gift Bundle
  • Essentials Bundles
  • Face + Body Lotion
  • Floor Cleaner
  • Floor Cleaner Concentrate
  • Foaming Hand Soap
  • Fruit + Veggie Wash
  • Glass + Window Cleaner
  • Glass + Window Cleaner Concentrate
  • Hand Sanitizer Gel
  • Hand Sanitizer Spray
  • Hand Soap
  • Housewarming Gift Set
  • Kids’ Toothpaste
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Mouthwash
  • Multi-Surface Cleaner
  • Multi-Surface Cleaner Concentrate
  • Nesting Gift Set
  • Oxy Boost
  • Rinse Aid
  • Shampoo + Body Wash
  • Soothing Bottom Wash
  • Stain Remover
  • Stain Remover Concentrate
  • SPF 30 Sunscreen
  • Toilet Cleaner
  • Toothpaste
  • Wet Mopping Pads
  • Wipes
  • Wipes – Travel Packs

Sources:

Honest settlement: Customers of Jessica Alba’s products may be entitled to money

Jessica Alba’s Honest Co Settles Second Labeling Lawsuit

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