PetArmor & PetArmor Plus Class Action Lawsuit Feb 15, 2012 10:40:45 GMT -5
Post by trinitydobes on Feb 15, 2012 10:40:45 GMT -5
PetArmor & PetArmor Plus Class Action Lawsuit
By Sarah Pierce
Pet owners have filed yet another class action lawsuit against another manufacturer of popular over-the-counter flea and tick products, claiming their pets died after using the products.
Parent companies FidoPharm and Velcera have been hit with a class action lawsuit claiming their PetArmor and PetArmor Plus "spot-on" flea and tick products are unsafe. They join a growing list of companies being sued for not properly labeling their "spot-on" flea and tick products as being potentially dangerous to pets, including the makers of "Frontline," "K9 Advantix," "Advantage," Hartz "Ultraguard" and Sergeant's line of flea and tick products. [See "Flea & Tick Products False Advertising Class Action Lawsuit."]
"Spot-on" flea and tick products are neurotoxin pesticides placed directly on the skin of millions of household dogs and cats across the U.S. These products generally do not say in their advertising, marketing or EPA-mandated labeling that they can cause death or other serious side-effects, including paralysis, seizures and skin lesions. As a result, most consumers are unaware that they are putting their pets at risk when applying these products.
The EPA has received over 75,000 complaints since 2008 regarding "spot-on" flea and tick products, but nothing has been done yet to force these companies to correct their advertising and labeling and to alert pet owners about the possible dangerous side-effects. As a result, pet owners are increasingly turning to legal means to rectify the situation by filing "spot-on" flea and tick product class action lawsuits.
The PetArmor and PetArmor Plus class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of all purchasers of PetArmor and PetArmor Plus products for dogs and cats between September 15, 2005 and the present who incurred economic damages as a result of not using the remaining unsafe product they purchased.
The PetArmor class action lawsuit is accusing Fidopharm, Velcera and Wal-Mart, where the products are sold, of breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty of merchantability, unjust enrichment, and violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and Common Law Fraud.
The PetArmor Flea & Tick Product Class Action Lawsuit is styled Frost, et al. v. FidoPharm, Inc.; Velcera, Inc.; and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Case No. 11-cv-06976, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey.