People who bought certain infant formulas may be due some cash

Class action lawsuits claim customers were shorted

Customers who bought certain popular infant formulas since 2017 may be due some cash as part of two separate multi-million dollar class action settlements.

Customers who bought certain popular infant formulas since 2017 may be due some cash as part of two separate multi-million dollar class action settlements.

PBM Nutritionals, the manufacturer of several brands of infant formulas sold at Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Sam’s Club and more, settled a $2 million lawsuit. The lawsuit alleged the products did not make as many servings of formula as advertised on the label, as much as 12% less.

Brands covered by the settlement include Well Beginnings, Burt’s Bees Baby, Parent’s Choice, Earth’s Best Organic, Comforts, Up & Up, Babies “R” Us, and Member’s Mark.

PBM did not admit wrongdoing and said it was settling the matter “to avoid further litigation and distraction of resources from its business.”

The settlement covers products purchased from Jan. 1, 2017 to July 21, 2022. The amount paid depends on the number of cans of baby formula purchased and whether customers kept receipts. Without proof of purchase, customers can claim reimbursement for up to five containers at $2 each, for a maximum payout of $10. With proof of purchase, the maximum claim is 15 containers for as much as $30.

To file a claim, follow this link: https://www.pbmlabelsettlement.com/.

The deadline to file a claim is November 30.

Similarly, families who bought certain Enfamil infant formulas may be due money as part of an $8 million class action. The manufacturer also resolved claims that some of its products were shorting customers.

Products must have been purchased between Jan. 1, 2017 and June 23, 2022. The plaintiffs alleged the product made as much as 10% less than advertised. The company did not admit wrongdoing by settling.

With proof of purchase, claimants can get up to $45. Those without proof may claim up to $15. The deadline to file a claim is October 30. A claim can be filed here: https://www.mjcservingsettlement.com/.

Consumers who bought certain Fairlife milk products, including butter, ice cream and yogurt, may also be owed some cash, as much as $100.

The company, owned by Coca-Cola, resolved claims that they mistreated cows that they had promised got “extraordinary care and comfort.” The plaintiffs alleged abuse and that the company had charged a premium on the basis that the cows were well-treated. The company settled the suit without admission of wrong.

People who purchased certain products on or before April 27 may file a claim. The amounts are capped at $20 for those without proof, $80 for those with proof. The deadline is December 27.

Claims can be filed here: https://www.fairlifemilksettlement.com/en.


About the Authors:

As a consumer reporter, Marilyn is all about helping people stay safe and save a buck. Since coming to KSAT in 1985, she’s covered everything from crime to politics, winning awards for her coverage of the Mexican Mafia, Oklahoma tornadoes, children’s transplants, an investigation into voting irregularities and even a hit-and-run Santa Claus.

Luis Cienfuegos is a photographer at KSAT 12.