What’s the Problem?
Mardig Taslakian, lead plaintiff in the class action, alleges that he and other consumers thought Target Hand Sanitizer would help protect them, especially during the Coronavirus pandemic, based on the product’s marketing claims.
However, Target Corporation failed to consider the lack of evidence that hand sanitizers can effectively prevent the spread of disease when advertising its product, according to the lawsuit.
“Target is aware that consumers’ fear of flu and other viruses, together with Defendant’s implied misrepresentations that it prevents such diseases and illnesses, drives sales and, as a result, earns profits for the company,” the complaint states.
Taslakian further alleges that Target makes the representations about its hand sanitizer despite having a lack of scientific evidence regarding the product’s ability to kill viruses and bacteria.
The class action cites an FDA Warning Letter sent to GOJO over unsubstantiated claims the company was making about the effectiveness of its Purell Hand Sanitizer. FDA cited several advertising campaigns suggesting that Purell could prevent the flu, Ebola, norovirus and other potentially deadly diseases.
The Target Hand Sanitizer Class Action is: Taslkian v. Target Corporation, et al., Case No. 2:20-cv-02667, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Do I Have a Target Hand Sanitizer Lawsuit?
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If you or a loved one has been injured by Target Hand Sanitizer, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.