Companies Accused of Greenwashing
When companies green it, they better mean it.
CATrends: Benzene in Sunscreen Products
Lawsuits allege labeling fails to disclose sunscreen products contain carcinogen.
Take Cover from Sunscreen Ad Claims
Don’t get burned by these sunscreen claims.
Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes
Allegations: Falsely marketing that wipes “Kill 99.99% of Germs” when the concentration of the active ingredient (benzalkonium chloride) does not kill a vast majority of germs, viruses, bacteria and spores
Hawaiian Tropic Reef Friendly Sunscreens
Allegations: Falsely marketing sunscreens as “reef friendly” when chemicals in them cause damage to coral reefs
Banana Boat Sunscreens
Allegations: Failing to disclose sunscreens contain the carcinogen benzene
Banana Boat “Reef Friendly” Sunscreens
Allegations: Falsely marketing sunscreens as “Reef Friendly” when they contain ingredients that are harmful to coral reefs and marine life
Wet Ones Hand Wipes
In July 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Edgewell Personal Care for allegedly falsely marketing that Wet Ones hand wipes “Kill 99.99% of Germs” when, according to the complaint,…
Banana Boat Natural Reflect Sunscreens
June 2018: This case was voluntarily dismissed because the parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed. May 2018: The parties reached a settlement agreement…
Banana Boat’s Kids and Baby Sunscreens
In April 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Edgewell Personal Care Company for allegedly misleadingly representing that Banana Boat’s sunscreens for kids and babies have an SPF of 50…
Banana Boat Kids MAX Protect & Play Sunscreens
In October 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Edgewell Personal Care for allegedly falsely marketing Banana Boat Kids MAX Protect & Play sunscreens as having an SPF of 100…
Banana Boat Kids SPF 50 Sunscreens
In October 2016, seven false advertising class-action lawsuits regarding the marketing of Banana Boat Kids SPF 50 sunscreens were consolidated for pre-trial proceedings. The complaints allege that the marketing for…