Chattem settles ACT Total Care Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash suit
SAN DIEGO — Consumers who purchased Chattem’s ACT Total Care Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash between Jan. 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010, may be entitled to a cash refund from a class action settlement, according to a statement issued by the manufacturer.
According to the lawsuit, Chattem’s ACT Total Care Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash did not provide all of the comprehensive oral care health benefits as advertised, including the ability to reduce, remove, or otherwise fight plaque. Chattem stated that it “strongly denies the allegations made in the lawsuit.” The Court has not decided who is right and who is wrong. Instead, the parties decided to settle the dispute.
The court will hold a final approval hearing on May 7, 2013 to determine whether the proposed settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate, to approve attorneys’ fees and expenses, and any service award for the class representative.
Under the settlement, each class member who submits a valid claim may be entitled to a cash payment for bottles of ACT Total Care purchased between Jan. 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010, not to exceed 10 bottles. Chattem will make payments of up to $1.5 million into a settlement fund to reimburse class members for the ACT Total Care they purchased, to pay for costs of settlement administration, and a service award to the class representative. Class members are scheduled to receive $1.50 for each qualifying 18-ounce or smaller bottle, and $2 for each qualifying 33-ounce or larger bottle. Depending on the amount of claims made and other factors, the payments may be decreased or increased, not to exceed $4 per 18-ounce or smaller bottle and $6 per 33-ounce or larger bottle.
In addition, Chattem has agreed to pay an award of plaintiff’s attorneys’ fees and expenses of up to $300,000, separate from the settlement fund.
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Walgreens to host ‘Night at the W’ following the People’s Choice Awards
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Wednesday announced that all Walgreens locations will host a "Night at the W" to celebrate the retail pharmacy operator’s involvement in the People’s Choice Awards. "The People’s Choice Awards 2013" airs Jan. 9 on CBS; the "Night at the W" will take place the following day between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.
As part of the event, Walgreens beauty advisors along with products from CoverGirl, Olay, Pantene and Crest will be available to help customers achieve their own "red carpet" looks for free, and customers also will receive a copy of the "Red Carpet Guide to Glamour."
"As we ring in the new year and awards show season, it’s a perfect time for our customers to try out a new look, and we’re excited to help them do that," stated Shannon Curtin, Walgreens divisional VP and general merchandising manager for beauty, personal care and seasonal. "These events give our customers a chance to see all of the latest and greatest beauty products we have to offer."
In addition, "Night at the W" attendees can participate in a sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two to the 2014 People’s Choice Awards or one of 1,000 Red Carpet Gift Boxes.
DevaCurl introduces No-Comb Detangling Spray
NEW YORK — DevaCurl — a hair care brand designed exclusively for curly, wavy and chemically processed hair — has created the DevaCurl No-Comb Detangling Spray to untangle, fortify and revitalize dry, damaged and frizz-prone curls while restoring moisture balance.
Fingers are the gentlest way to detangle curls without causing breakage or disturbing curl formation. With DevaCurl No-Comb Detangling Spray, fingers slip and glide through the hair, rendering harsh combs and brushes unnecessary, the company stated. This lightweight conditioning leave-in detangler can be applied to wet or dry curls.
The non-aerosol No-Comb Detangling Spray features an exclusive blend of botanical conditioners to hydrate, soften and add shine to all curl types, regardless of length or texture. The product’s low pH helps to smooth the hair cuticle and reduce the risk of hair breakage.
All DevaCurl curl care products, including the No-Comb Detangling Spray, are 100% sulfate-, paraben- and silicone-free.
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