- The class action complaint states that the products from Hemp Bombs are “grossly under-dosed.”
- The consumers are seeking refunds for the money they’ve spent on the allegedly mislabeled products.
The lack of regulations in the CBD industry have continued to be a problem, but one of the only rules that seems to be enforced is that these products must have the proper labeling. While this rule should be fairly simple to follow, a recent class action complaint reveals that Hemp Bombs may be violating this rule. Reported by National Law Review, this could be the first complaint of its kind, and it was filed by “putative class of Massachusetts consumers.” Hemp Bombs presently makes vape, gummy, lollipop, capsule, syrup, and pet products for the CBD industry.
This lawsuit is based on the allegation that the Hemp Bombs product labels are misleading to consumers, as are the claims made on the website. More specifically, the group states that the CBD products say that they have a certain amount of CBD, but “do not contain the amount of CBD as advertised and are instead grossly under-dosed.” The complaint further states that the only reason for using the terms “pure” and “certified pure” are to allow themselves to charge consumers more for these remedies.
The consumers that filed the complaint state that they are seeking to receive refunds from Hemp Bombs. The article with National Law Review adds that they seek “disgorgement of all of Hemp Bombs’ profits for the sale of the products along with treble or punitive damages.”
The food industry has seen a major trend of class action litigation popping up over label claims. However, this trend appears to have moved into the health, beauty, and cosmetics industries. Considering that CBD products tend to overlap, the companies in this industry should take note of the recent lawsuit and prepare themselves accordingly, ensuring that their products have exactly the amount of CBD that they claim and correcting any issues with labeling while they are still out of court.