Seven pet owners have filed a putative class action against manufacturers of flea and tick products, seeking damages and a recall of the allegedly dangerous products.Arlandson v. Hartz Mountain Corporation, No. 10-1050 (D. N.J. filed 03/03/10). The complaint alleges that plaintiffs purchased pyrethrin-containing flea- and tick-control products manufactured by defendants and that, as a result, their pets displayed symptoms of pyrethrin poisoning and some died. Claiming that defendants have known for many years that pyrethrin could substantially injure or kill significant numbers of dogs or cats, the complaint asserts counts of breach of implied warranty, strict liability, negligence, and violations of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. Plaintiffs seek to represent a class of “all persons who purchased flea-protection products from Defendants” that contained pyrethrin and pyrethrin derivations.
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Toxic tort: pet owners sue flea and tick product manufacturers in putative class action
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