Simple Green Cleaners
Allegations: Misleadingly advertising cleaners as “non-toxic” when they are harmful to humans, animals and the environment
May 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Sunshine Makers for allegedly falsely advertising Simple Green cleaning products – including the All-Purpose Cleaner, Oxy Solve Total Outdoor Cleaner, Multi-Purpose Foaming Cleaner, and others – as having a “Non-Toxic” formula that is not harmful to humans, animals, or the environment when, according to plaintiffs, the products contain ingredients that are harmful to all three. (Moran et al v. Sunshine Makers, Inc., Case No. 20-cv-3242, N.D. Cal.)
When companies green it, they better mean it.
A recent spate of class-action lawsuits, including three involving Windex, allege household cleaners marketed as “non-toxic” contain harmful ingredients.