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TINA.org has reported on several Procter & Gamble brands, one of which, Gillette, was the subject of a TINA.org legal investigation and complaint. To read more about that action, click here.


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Microban 24

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Microban 24

Sanitizing spray does not provide 24-hour protection against viruses, despite what its TV commercial may make you think.

Tide Purclean

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Tide Purclean

Laundry detergent’s “plant-based” claims come under scrutiny.

Cascade Platinum

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Cascade Platinum

Detergent brand uses greenwashing in effort to convince consumers that running a less than full dishwasher is actually good for the environment.

Ad Watchdog TINA.org Petitions FTC for Made in USA Rule

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Ad Watchdog TINA.org Petitions FTC for Made in USA Rule

MADISON, CONN. August 22, 2019– Consumer advocacy organization, truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org), filed a formal petition today requesting that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) use its rulemaking authority to expand its enforcement…


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Metamucil

Class Action

Metamucil

Allegations: Falsely marketing that products help support “Healthy Blood Sugar Levels,” “Appetite Control,” and “Digestive Health” when scientific evidence shows they don’t

Oral-B Glide Dental Floss

Class Action

Oral-B Glide Dental Floss

Allegations: Misleadingly marketing products using the phrase “Pro-Health” when testing shows they likely contain chemicals that are harmful to humans and the environment

Febreze

Class Action

Febreze

Allegations: Falsely marketing that products “eliminate[] odors” when they do not

Crest Charcoal Toothpastes

Class Action

Crest Charcoal Toothpastes

Allegations: Misleadingly marketing charcoal toothpastes as safe, gentle, whitening, and healthy when they pose safety risks and are abrasive

Pringles Chips and More

Class Action

Pringles Chips and More

Allegations: Failing to disclose chips contain harmful ingredients and misleadingly marketing chips as containing evaporated cane juice when they actually contain sugar

Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion

Class Action

Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion

Allegations: Misleadingly using the word “Nature” and images of an avocado and a green leaf to make consumers believe products are natural when they actually contain non-natural ingredients

Tide purclean Detergent

Class Action

Tide purclean Detergent

Allegations: Falsely marketing the detergent as “plant based” when it contains ingredients that come from petroleum

Crest Gum & Enamel Repair Toothpaste

Class Action

Crest Gum & Enamel Repair Toothpaste

In January 2021, a class-action lawsuit was filed against The Procter & Gamble Company for allegedly falsely advertising that Crest Gum & Enamel Repair Toothpaste will repair gums when, according…

Charmin Freshmates Flushable Wipes

Class Action

Charmin Freshmates Flushable Wipes

July 2020: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. For more information, go to http://www.belfiorewipesettlement.com/. March 2020: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement in which…

Tide purclean Laundry Detergent

Class Action

Tide purclean Laundry Detergent

In August 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against The Procter & Gamble Company for allegedly falsely marketing that Tide purclean laundry detergent is “plant based” when, according to plaintiffs,…

Febreze Car Vent Clips

Class Action

Febreze Car Vent Clips

In May 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against The Procter & Gamble Company for allegedly misleadingly marketing Frebreze Car Vent Clips as lasting for up to 30 days, “safe…

Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Hair Products

Class Action

Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Hair Products

January 2019: This case was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled., the reasons for which have not been disclosed. February 2017: A class-action…

Charmin Freshmates® Flushable Wipes

Class Action

Charmin Freshmates® Flushable Wipes

April 2019: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. November 2018: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement that would provide class members with monetary and…

Balsam Color Hair Dyeing Kits

Class Action

Balsam Color Hair Dyeing Kits

March 2018: This case was consolidated with another similar lawsuit pending in Alabama, Jones v. Coty, Inc. (Case No. 16-cv-622, S. D. AL.) February 2018: This case was transferred to…

Gillete® Fusion ProGlide Sensitive 2-in-1 Shave Gel

Class Action

Gillete® Fusion ProGlide Sensitive 2-in-1 Shave Gel

August 2018: This case was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 18-cv-6844, C.D. Cal.) April 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Procter & Gamble for allegedly misleadingly using You…

Pampers “natural clean” Wipes

Class Action

Pampers “natural clean” Wipes

January 2018: This case was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled., the reasons for which have not been disclosed. October 2017: A class-action…

Align®

Class Action

Align®

April 2018: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. December 2017: A federal judge preliminarily approved the settlement agreement. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for April…

Ivory® Dish Detergent

Class Action

Ivory® Dish Detergent

A class-action lawsuit was filed against The Procter and Gamble Company for allegedly misleadingly marketing that Ivory® Dish Detergent is “gentle on hands” and “designed to have mild, long-lasting suds”…

Pampers Baby Wipes

Class Action

Pampers Baby Wipes

December 2017: The parties informed the Court that they reached a settlement agreement and anticipate filing a stipulation to dismiss the case. The terms of the settlement have not been…

Several Brands of Flushable Wipes

Class Action

Several Brands of Flushable Wipes

In December 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against several manufacturers of flushable wipes – specifically, Costco, CVS, Kimberly-Clark, Procter & Gamble, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart – for allegedly falsely…

Crest Sensitivity Toothpaste

Class Action

Crest Sensitivity Toothpaste

March 2014: The appeal was dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled. pursuant to a settlement agreement. The terms of the settlement have not been…

“Unscented” Deodorants

Class Action

“Unscented” Deodorants

May 2015: This action was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.. The reasons for the dismissal have not…

Tide® Liquid Detergent

Class Action

Tide® Liquid Detergent

March 2016: The lawsuit was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.. The reasons for the dismissal have not yet been disclosed. November 2015:…

Duracell Batteries with the Duralock Ring

Class Action

Duracell Batteries with the Duralock Ring

In March 2016, a federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed against Gillette and Procter & Gamble alleging that the marketing for Duracell AA and AAA Copper Top batteries with…

Duralock Batteries

Class Action

Duralock Batteries

In October 2015, a federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit against the makers of Duracell batteries alleging, among other things, that the marketing (including TV and radio commercials, and product…

Gillette® and Old Spice® Deodorants

Class Action

Gillette® and Old Spice® Deodorants

December 2014: The parties agreed to dismiss this lawsuit. The reasons for the dismissal have not yet been disclosed. September 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Procter & Gamble…

Tide Pods

Class Action

Tide Pods

In July 2015, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Procter & Gamble for, among other things, allegedly deceptively marketing Tide Pods laundry detergent as a detergent, stain remover, and brightener…