Cranberry Products Health Benefits and Urinary Tract Infection Prevention False Advertising – Class Action Investigation
Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP (CSK&D) is investigating a class action lawsuit against certain makers of cranberry juices and other cranberry products following reports that these companies advertise cranberry products as having health benefits that they actually do not have.
Recent reports and studies indicate that there are virtually no health benefits to cranberry juice or cranberry supplements. Nevertheless, some cranberry product makers have touted and advertised the health benefits of their products, including claims that cranberry juice and cranberry supplements can help prevent urinary tract infections (“UTIs”). Juice company Ocean Spray even sponsored a recent study that found that cranberries can be beneficial in reducing the need for antibiotics in treating and preventing UTIs. The following products also have been represented to help treat or prevent UTIs:
• Nature’s Bounty Cranberry Vitamin C Softgels
• Nature Made Super Strength Cranberry 450 mg Softgels
• Nature’s Way Cranberry Fruit, 465mg, 100 Capsules
• Natrol Cranberry Fast Dissolve Tablets, 250mg, 120 count
• Sports Research Cranberry Whole Fruit Concentrate, 90 Softgels
• AZO Cranberry Gummies
• Herb Pharm Certified Organic Cranberry Extract for Urinary Tract Support
• Spring Valley Natural Cranberry 500 Mg Soft Chews (30 Chews)
• NOW Foods Cranberry Caps, 100 Capsules
Advertising products as having health benefits that they in fact do not have may be violative of state and federal consumer protection laws. If you have purchased cranberry juice or any other cranberry product – including any of the above products – that was advertised as having health benefits, please contact the lawyers listed on this page.