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Allegheny County man alleges Thayers is misleading consumers with its 'natural' products

Federal Court

By Marian Johns | Nov 6, 2019

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PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County man has filed a lawsuit against the maker of personal care products over allegations its "natural" products actually contain synthetic chemicals and causes consumers to be misled and pay a premium price.

Christopher Lisowski, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, filed a complaint Oct. 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Henry Thayer Co. Inc. alleging violation of Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, violation of The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, breach of express warranty, unjust enrichment, fraud and negligent misrepresentation. 

The defendant manufactures the Thayers Natural Remedies personal care products. The plaintiff alleges the name of the product line is false and misleading as the products contain synthetic and abrasive chemical ingredients.

Lisowksi alleges Thayers "fails to adequately inform consumers that the products contain numerous synthetic, unnatural and dangerous ingredients." He alleges Thayers "only lists the synthetic, unnatural ingredients" in their products, such as their deodorant, facial mists, dry mouth spray and towelettes, in "small, hard-to-read" print on the back of the labels. 

Lisowski seeks monetary relief, a trial by jury, interest, an order for Thayer to cease the alleged misbranding of its products and all other just relief. He is represented by Steffan Keeton of The Keeton Law Firm LLC in Pittsburgh. 

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania case number 2:19-cv-1339

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