The deadline to file a claim has expired.
The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the settlement. Payments for valid claims will be issued only if the Court approves the settlement and after the time for appeals has ended and any appeals are resolved. Please be patient.
The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for 12/15/2021.
If You Are a United States Resident Who Purchased, on or Before September 17, 2021, Coppertone Mineral-Based Sunscreen Products, specifically Coppertone Water Babies Pure & Simple, Coppertone Kids Tear Free, or Coppertone Sport Face, You May be Eligible for a CASH REFUND from a Class Action Settlement
A nationwide class action settlement has been reached in a case called Prescott v. Bayer HealthCare LLC, Case No. 5:20-cv-00102, that was filed against Bayer HealthCare LLC and Beiersdorf, Inc. (“Defendants”). The settlement resolves allegations that Defendants falsely advertised, marketed, and labeled Coppertone sunscreen products as “Mineral-Based,” despite the products containing chemical active ingredients. Defendants deny any wrongdoing and contend that the products have always been truthfully marketed and labeled. The parties have agreed to a settlement to avoid the expense and risks of continuing the lawsuit.
You are a class member whose rights are affected by this proposed settlement if you are a retail consumer who purchased in the United States one or more Coppertone sunscreen products, for use and not for resale, prior to September 17, 2021 that included “mineral-based” on the label in various sizes and forms: Coppertone Water Babies Pure & Simple, Coppertone Kids Tear Free, and Coppertone Sport Face (collectively, “Products” or “Qualifying Products”). The Settlement Class does not include wholesale, resale, and distribution buyers, and the other Excluded Persons. “Excluded Persons” are (i) Defendants, their assigns, successors, and legal representatives; (ii) any entities in which Defendants have controlling interests; (iii) federal, state, and/or local governments, including, but not limited to, their departments, agencies, divisions, bureaus, boards, sections, groups, counsels, and/or subdivisions; (iv) any judicial officer presiding over this matter and person within the third degree of consanguinity to such judicial officer; and (v) any persons who timely exclude themselves from the Settlement Class.
The settlement provides cash payments based on the number of Qualifying Products purchased. Settlement Class Members with proof of purchase may submit a claim for $2.50 for each Qualifying Product purchased. There is no limit to the number of claims with proof of purchase. Settlement Class Members who do not have proof of purchase may submit a claim for $2.50 for each Qualifying Product purchased, for up to four (4) products (for up to $10.00). These amounts will be increased proportionally (pro rata increase) if the total number of claims does not exhaust the available settlement funds, with a maximum multiplier of nine (9) per Qualifying Product. These amounts will be reduced proportionally (pro rata reduction) if the total number of claims exceeds the available settlement funds.
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT|
|SUBMIT A VALID CLAIM BY November 17, 2021||The only way to get a cash payment, if you qualify.|
|EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE CLASS BY November 17, 2021||This is the only option that allows you to be a part of any other lawsuit against Defendants about the legal claims in this case. You will receive no payment from the settlement.|
|OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT BY November 17, 2021||Tell the Court about why you don’t like the settlement.|
|GO TO A HEARING ON December 15, 2021||Ask to speak in Court about the settlement.|
|DO NOTHING||Get no benefits. Give up your rights to be a part of any other lawsuit against Defendants about the legal claims in this case.|
These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in the notice.
The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the settlement. Payments for valid claims will be made only if the Court approves the settlement. Approved payments will only be made after the time for appeals has ended and any appeals are resolved. Please be patient.