Issue 243: Common Household Items in the News: Blinds, Blenders & More
Mar 12, 2023
Lawsuit News & Updates
June 8, 2023
From food preparation to cleanup, today's issue primarily focuses on items commonly found around the house. We’ll open with an investigation into Nutribullet Baby Bullet Blenders that looks into whether the devices are degrading well before they reasonably should, causing leaks and leaving debris mixed in with the blended food.
From there, attorneys are looking to hear from those who’ve purchased blinds, shutters or shades on FactoryDirectBlinds.com to determine whether they were misled about the deals they were getting. We’ll round things out with potential privacy violations from Shutterstock – a story you’ll want to read if you use the site and have a Facebook account – and an ongoing lawsuit filed against Procter & Gamble saying that the company's Cascade dishwasher pods have a tendency to explode. Keep reading for the latest.
- Ty Armstrong, Writer/Community Manager
If you bought products on sale from FactoryDirectBlinds.com, you may have been misled about the deal you were getting. Specifically, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into whether Factory Direct Blinds deceptively advertises its sales as lasting for a limited time only even though it knows a similar sale will begin shortly thereafter. They’re also investigating whether the retailer may have listed products on its website as discounted from a strikethrough "regular" price when they’re rarely, if ever, sold for that amount. The attorneys now need to speak with anyone who purchased blinds, shutters or shades on sale from FactoryDirectBlinds.com within the past three years. If they speak with enough people, they may be able to file a class action lawsuit to help consumers get some money back and potentially force the company to change its marketing practices. Read more about the investigation and share your story with us here.
The Nutribullet Baby Bullet Blender seems like a convenient device for making food purees for babies, but some customers who bought the blender have noticed something less convenient – namely, degradation that has led to leaks and left rubber or other particles in their child's food. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are now looking into whether a defect is making the Nutribullet Baby Bullet Blenders fail prematurely and whether a lawsuit can be filed. A class action lawsuit could help hold Nutribullet accountable for the money consumers spent on the baby food blenders. It could also force the company to find a fix for the problem. If you’ve experienced leaking or noticed rubber or other particles in the food prepared in your Nutribullet Baby Bullet Blender, read up on the details and share your story with us here.
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Attorneys suspect that Shutterstock may have violated California, Pennsylvania and Florida privacy laws by sharing accountholders’ online communications and activities without permission. Specifically, they have reason to believe that Shutterstock may have used a tracking tool on its website to collect individuals’ personal information – including the purchases they’ve made, the projects they’re working on and any pictures and videos they view – and secretly share it with Facebook for advertising purposes. The attorneys are now gathering Shutterstock accountholders to take action over potential privacy violations via a legal process known as mass arbitration. While there are no guarantees, state privacy laws in California, Pennsylvania and Florida provide that consumers could be entitled to anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000 for violations. If you live in California, Pennsylvania or Florida, use Shutterstock and have a Facebook account, you can learn more about mass arbitration and how you can join others taking action here.
A proposed class action filed against Procter & Gamble is claiming that the company's dishwasher pods, including the Cascade Platinum ActionPacs, have the potential to explode and spray highly concentrated and dangerous chemical cleaning agents into the air and onto surrounding surfaces, posing the risk of eye or skin exposure. The suit charges that despite knowing that its "explosion prone" detergent pods were and are unsafe, Procter & Gamble has concealed this information, failed to warn consumers of the products’ risks and misrepresented the pods as safe and effective for household use. The complaint goes on to say that no reasonable consumer would have bought the Cascade Platinum pods had P&G disclosed that they were dangerous. Keep reading about the filing over on our blog.
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