Gerber Childrenswear Class Action Settlement

Class Eligibility:

Gerber Childrenswear with tagless labels with the following lot number.

  • Beginning with IN
  • Ending with AP, BP, CP, DP, EP, FP, GP, HP, JP, KP, LP, or NP

Note this only applies to clothing made in India. It does not apply to garments made in China, the Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka, or the United States.

Estimated Amount:

The settlement provides as follows:

  • No longer have garment – voucher for 10% off Gerber (15% if you paid for rash or skin irritation caused by the label)
  • Gave garment – reimbursement for purchase price, and any medical costs caused by treatment of skin irritation caused by the garment. If you have a proof of treatment you may be reimbursed up to $100, while if you don’t have proof of treatment costs you may be reimbursed up to $10. You can also choose to either get a voucher for 25% off Gerber clothing, or one free garment for every ten purchased (up to a maximum of three free garments).
Proof of Purchase:

NOT required, however without still having the garment you are only available for a voucher. Monetary compensation is only available if you still have the garment.

Claim Form: Gerber Claim Form
Case Name: Montanez v. Gerber Childrenswear, LLC, Case No. CV 09-07420-DSF (DTBx)
Case Summary:

The plaintiffs allege that Gerber Childrenswear clothing contained chemicals that caused skin irritation. Gerber denies the allegation, and the case was settled before a court had a chance to weight the evidence in this case.

We think that expecting consumers to retain baby clothing from 2005 in order to receive a monetary settlement is outrageous. For parents to get vouchers, for only 10-15% off, is close to useless. Most parents that had a baby in 2005 likely are not still buying baby clothing in 2014 when vouchers are issued. And even those parents who still are buying clothing are unlikely to keep buying Gerber, particularly if it caused skin irritation in the past, and particularly for such a modest discount.

Settlement Pool: unknown
Settlement Website: Gerber Childrenswear Settlement Website
Claim Form Deadline: September 16, 2013 (or later)
Claims Administrator: Montanez v. Gerber Childrenswear Class Litigation Administratory
c/o KCC Class Action Services
El Segundo, CA 90245