The national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire on behalf of consumers in Wisconsin, Ohio, New York, New Hampshire, Louisiana, Missouri, Illinois, Florida, Arkansas and California against The Dial Corporation alleging the company made unsubstantiated health claims regarding its line of Dial Complete antibacterial soaps.
According to the lawsuit, Dial promotes the Dial Complete line of products as more effective than washing with soap and water, or other liquid soaps that do not contain the active ingredient triclosan.
The lawsuit also claims that Dial deceptively and unfairly claims that Dial Complete kills more bacteria, is more effective, and reduces the spread of disease by 50 percent more than regular soap and water.
The lawsuit says that the FDA issued a Consumer Update in 2010 stating that it could not find evidence that triclosan-containing antibacterial soaps provide any extra health benefit over plain soap and water.
All Dial Complete lawsuits were consolidated under Judge Steven J. McAuliffe. Parker Waichman LLP partner Jordan L. Chaikin, Esq is a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Dial Complete multidistrict litigation.