Company Overview of Playtex Products, LLC
Playtex Products, LLC provides personal care items. The company offers feeding bottles, pacifiers, diaper products, breastfeeding products, cups and mealtime products, and replacement parts; feminine care products; and gloves and disposables. Its products are used for babies, toddlers, teens, and adults. The company markets its products through retailers, as well as online. Playtex Products, LLC was formerly known as Playtex Products Inc. and changed its name to Playtex Products, LLC in October 2008. The company was founded in 1932 and is based in New Providence, New Jersey. As of October 1, 2007, Playtex Products, LLC operates as a subsidiary of Energizer Holdings Inc.
890 Mountain Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974
Founded in 1932
Key Executives for Playtex Products, LLC
Senior Vice President of Operations
Senior Vice President of Global Sales
Senior Vice President of Research & Development and Quality
Vice President of Human Resources
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.
Playtex Products, LLC Key Developments
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Grants a Motion to Dismiss a Dispute over Energizer Holdings Inc., Playtex Products L.L.C. and Sun Pharmaceuticals L.L.C
Sep 15 13
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California granted in part and denied in part a motion to dismiss a dispute over sunscreen distributors and sellers' ultraviolet B rays (UVB) protection claims, finding that the consumer had standing to pursue claims involving products she did not purchase. The district court held that dismissal of the inadequately pleaded breach of warranty claim was nevertheless appropriate. Energizer Holdings Inc., Playtex Products L.L.C. and Sun Pharmaceuticals L.L.C. (collectively, the defendants) distributed, marketed and sold sun and skincare products, including the Banana Boat SPF 85-110 collection. The collection consisted of 10 sunscreen products labeled with a SPF (sun protection factor) of 85 or greater. On November 26, 2012, Aida Corra filed a class action lawsuit against the defendants. She alleged the defendants claimed in advertisements that the Banana Boat SPF 85-110 collection provided superior UVB protection compared to lower SPF valued products when, in fact, they did not. Corra further alleged that the false and misleading advertising claims caused consumers to pay a premium price. The defendants moved to dismiss the complaint. The district court found there was no basis to apply the primary jurisdiction doctrine as the defendants suggested. Whether the defendants violated California's consumer protection statutes by falsely marketing their sunscreen products was the type of question routinely answered by courts. The district court rejected the challenge to Corra's standing to assert claims relating to the nine products she did not purchase. The complaint adequately alleged that all products in the SPF 85-110 collection contained virtually identical active ingredients and were marketed in nearly the same manner. Corra alleged the defendants expressly warranted on their labeling that the products at issue provided greater UVB protection than comparable, lower SPF valued products. The district court concluded the allegations were not sufficient to state a breach of warranty claim. Even if the SPF ratings constituted a warranty, nothing in the complaint suggested that the products did not perform in accordance with their rating. The district court determined Corra could proceed with her request for monetary damages and restitution under the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act. The district court dismissed the warranty claim with leave to amend. The court otherwise denied dismissal.
Munchkin, Inc. Receives Jury Verdict in False Advertising Dispute Against Playtex Products Inc
Aug 1 12
Munchkin Inc. announced that the company has received a favorable jury verdict and a $13.492 million damages award in its false advertising lawsuit against Playtex Products Inc. A federal jury found that Playtex's advertising of its Diaper Genie Elite was literally false, and that Playtex deliberately sought to deceive consumers. The jury further found that Playtex's false advertising had deceived a substantial number of consumers, and that its statements had likely affected consumers' purchasing decisions. In addition, the jury ruled that Playtex had intentionally sought to deceive consumers in advertising that its Pink Pail diaper pail. The jury also issued a defense verdict in favor of Munchkin on all of Playtex's counterclaims, finding that Munchkin's advertising claims stating its ARM & HAMMER Diaper Pail by Munchkin is 'The New #1 in Odor Control-Proven Better at Odor Control than Diaper Genie II and Diaper Genie II Elite in a Laboratory Test' and 'Preferred by Moms 2 to 1 over Diaper Genie II in an independent, national in-home study with 100 moms' were neither false nor misleading. The $13.492 million in damages awarded by the jury in the United States District Court for the Central District of California is still subject to post-trial motions and a final judgment.
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