A Champion Petfoods class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of pet owners who purchased potentially contaminated dog and cat food products under the brand names Acana and Orijen. According to the lawsuit, Champion Petfoods misrepresented their products when the company failed to disclose the possible presence of harmful heavy metals and other substances.
If you or someone you know purchased a Champion Petfoods product under the brand names Acana or Orijen, you may be eligible to seek compensation with the help of a consumer fraud attorney.
For more information, contact Attorney Group. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Class Action: Champion Petfoods Failed to Disclose Potential Dog Food Contamination
Manufactured in both Canada and the United States, Champion Petfoods sells products that are purportedly “biologically appropriate” for dogs and cats using fresh, natural ingredients. Although Champion Petfoods advertises and charges consumers a premium for their products, the company allegedly failed to “fully disclose the presence and/or risk of” heavy metals, pentobarbital, toxins, and Bisphenol A (BPA).
Exposure to certain heavy metals (such as arsenic, mercury, cadmium, and lead) can lead to serious illnesses in humans and animals. Likewise, the ingestion of pentobarbital (a Class II controlled substance) can cause other serious health issues, which could lead to coma or even death.
The lawsuit also claims that the pet foods contained “other ingredients that do not conform to the labels, packaging, advertising, and statements throughout the United States,” effectively misrepresenting a product that is not as safe as advertised. Over 20 types of potentially contaminated products were listed in the complaint, including wet and dry dog foods under the Acana and Orijen brand names.
How Can an Attorney Help?
When a company engages in false or misleading advertising of its products or services, or otherwise commits deceptive trade practices, that company could be liable for any damages associated with their products. The actions of the company could constitute fraud and misrepresentation, as well as violations of various state and local consumer protection laws.
Individuals who purchased dog and cat food manufactured by Champion Petfoods may be eligible to pursue damages through a Champion Petfoods class action lawsuit and are encouraged to seek the advice of an experienced consumer fraud attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
In addition to allegations related to consumer fraud, product makers also have a duty to provide safe products, whether they are meant for human or animal consumption. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings.
If a product maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result. Pet owners whose dog or cat has been injured by Acana or Orijen brand pet foods may be eligible to recover money for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and the loss of their pet.
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