Nonstick cookware false advertising class action lawsuit investigation

ATTORNEY ADVERTISING

Kimberly Adams
Levin, Papantonio, Rafferty, Proctor, Buchanan, O’Brien, Barr & Mougey PA
Licensed in Florida
Office Location: Pensacola

KitchenAid, Anolon, T-fal nonstick pots and pans misleadingly labeled as “PFOA-free” or “PFAS-free”: who’s affected?

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If you purchased non-stick pots or pans labeled as “PFOA free” or “PFAS free” or “PFOS free” and if you still have the cookware in question, you may be able to take part in a false advertising class action lawsuit investigation .

Many consumers seek out nonstick pots and pans that are free from PFAS or PFOA in an effort to avoid these dangerous “forever chemicals.” However, even cookware with this labeling may sometimes still contain PFOA, or may contain other dangerous chemicals related to PFOA.

PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) is just one of a family of chemicals known as PFAS (per and polyfluoroalkyl substances), often used in non-stick surfaces like those on cookware. PFOA has come under fire in recent years for being a possible danger to human health. As a result, the makers of many nonstick pans will advertise that their products are “PFOA free.” However, some of these pans may still contain PFOA, or may contain related chemicals that fall under the PFAS umbrella.

Consumers around the country may be misled by “PFOA free” labels on cookware, as these labels may convince consumers that the product is free from dangerous chemicals. However, these labels do not warn consumers that the products may contain PFOA or other dangerous chemicals related to PFOA.

A range of cookware brands may contain PFOA including the following:

  • KitchenAid
  • anolone
  • T-fal
  • Others

Do You Qualify?

If you purchased and still have nonstick cookware labeled as “PFOA free,” “PFAS free” or “PFOS free” and you still have the cookware in question, you may have been misled about the chemicals present in the product.

You may be able to take part in a class action lawsuit investigation seeking compensation for you and other consumers who may have purchased these products.

Fill out the form on this page for more information.

Just because a pan is labeled as “PFOA free” does not mean that the pan is free of dangerous chemicals. Some manufacturers use chemicals that break down into harmful PFOA in order to give the pan its nonstick coating.

Many pots and pans advertised as non-stick may contain per and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known commonly as “PFAS.” These substances are often used in nonstick surfaces because of their unique water and oil repelling properties. While this makes them effective as a non-stick products, “forever chemicals” like PFAS (including PFOA and PFOS) have been shown to be dangerous to humans and the environment.

PFOA and other “forever chemicals” do not degrade in the environment. Worse, they bioaccumulate in people. Once a person is exposed to PFOA, it can take decades for this harmful substance to fully leave the body.

These substances have been used in a range of products for decades. They can be found not only in nonstick pans, but in outdoor gear, stain-resistant fabric, cosmetics, and even in fire fighting foam.

Join a Nonstick Cookware False Advertising Lawsuit Investigation

If you purchased cookware labeled as “PFOA free,” “PFAS free” or “PFOS free” and still have the cookware in question, you may qualify to participate in this false advertising class action lawsuit investigation.

You may qualify to participate in the investigation regardless of where you purchased your cookware. Proof of purchase may be helpful to take part in this class action lawsuit investigation but is not a requirement to participate in the investigation.

Fill out the form on this page for a FREE case evaluation.

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