Bloomberg Law
Jan. 27, 2023, 3:47 PM

Hain Celestial ‘Reef Friendly’ Sunscreen Deception Suit Advances

Julie Steinberg
Julie Steinberg

Hain Celestial Group Inc. failed to shake off a proposed class suit alleging it deceptively portrays Alba Botanica sunscreens as “reef friendly” when they contain substances known to harm coral reefs and marine life.

Heidi Anderberg, who said she is “eco-conscious,” alleged she overpaid for the products based on their marketing promises.

  • Whether a reasonable person would be misled by the “reef friendly” label is a fact question that can’t be determined on a motion to dismiss, the US District Court for the Southern District of California said Thursday
  • Judge Ruth Bermudez Montenegro advanced Anderberg’s claims under California consumer protection ...