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Gerber Childrenswear class action settlementGerber Childrenswear LLC has reached a class action lawsuit settlement resolving allegations it sold children’s clothing with chemicals that caused skin irritation. If you purchased Gerber apparel products manufactured by Jay Jay Mills and Kitex from 2005 to 2009, you may be eligible to claim a reimbursement under the class action settlement.

The Gerber Childrenswear settlement will resolve a 2009 class action lawsuit (Montanez v. Gerber Childrenswear, LLC) that claims Gerber sold certain children’s clothing with tagless labels that allegedly contained excessive amounts of chemicals that could possibly cause skin irritation. Gerber Childrenswear denies those allegations, but has reached a class action settlement to resolve the litigation.

A federal court preliminarily approved the Gerber Childrenswear class action settlement in April. A Final Fairness Hearing is set for October 7, 2013.

Class Members of the Gerber Childrenswear settlement include anyone who purchased at retail new Gerber apparel products in the United States containing tagless labels on garments manufactured by:

  •     Jay Jay Mills (India) with “M/S Gokul” labels from October 1, 2005 to August 2008;
  •     Jay Jay Mills (India) with redesigned “phthalate free” Gokul labels from August 2008 through September 30, 2009; and
  •     Kitex from October 1, 2005 through May 20, 2009.

You can determine if your product was manufactured by Jay Jay Mills or Kitex here.

If you no longer have the garment, but know that you purchased tagless clothes saying made in “India” between 2005 and 2009, you can apply for a voucher for 10% off Gerber clothing (or 15% if you paid to treat a rash or irritation caused by the label).

If you still have the garment, you may file a claim to receive a number of benefits from the class action lawsuit settlement, including a reimbursement of the purchase price of the item, a replacement garment and out-of-pocket costs you paid to treat skin irritation caused by the Gerber garment.

The only way to receive these benefits is to submit a valid Claim Form and any supporting proof to the Settlement Administrator no later than September 16, 2013.

Claim Forms and more information on your rights in the Gerber Childrenswear Class Action Lawsuit Settlement can be found at www.GCWSettlement.com.

The case is Montanez v. Gerber Childrenswear, LLC, Case No. 9-cv-07420-DSF (DTBx), U.S. District Court, Central District of California.

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How to File a Claim for the Gerber Childrenswear Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

Website of the Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Administrator: www.GCWSettlement.com

Address to submit a claim form (REQUIRED):

To receive benefits from the Gerber Childrenswear class action lawsuit settlement, you must submit a valid Claim Form and supporting documents and garments (if you have them) either online at www.GCWSettlement.com or to the following address no later than September 16, 2013:

Montanez v. Gerber Childrenswear Class Litigation Administrator

c/o KCC Class Action Services

2335 Alaska Ave.

El Segundo, CA 90245

 

Phone Number to call for assistance: 855-373-0814

 

Purchased Between: 2005 and 2009

 

Claims must be postmarked by: 9/16/13

 

Settlement Administrator: Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC

 

Class Counsel:

J. Gerard Stranch, IV

BRANSTETTER STRANCH & JENNINGS PLLC

John G. Emerson
EMERSON POYNTER LLP

Alan M. Mansfield
THE CONSUMER LAW GROUP

 

Defense Counsel:

William S. Brown

D. Brad Rustin

NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH, LLP

 

UPDATE: Money from the Gerber Childrenswear class action settlement went out in mid-August 2014, according to Top Class Actions viewers. Congratulations to everyone who submitted a valid claim and got PAID!

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30 Comments

  • Linford Simpson September 10, 2013

    Trade mark inside look wide scope.

  • Geri September 16, 2013

    The Gerber class action lawsuit needs to be extended because it keeps saying I didn’t purchase the articles within the time frame, yet it has no idea How Many sleepers I bought my kids and grandkids. Duh. The claimform won’t let us proceed.
    What to do now???? ITs a bacly designed form.

  • Lianne Miller September 17, 2013

    purchased mulitiple garments

  • Sharon November 16, 2013

    I purchase plenty of Gerber for all of my kids That’s all they worn

  • Bry November 19, 2013

    Does anybody have any info on the lawsuit? Or settlement?

  • Sharon December 2, 2013

    What have your heard on the settlement

  • Bry December 3, 2013

    I haven’t heard anything at all….:(

  • Roxiee Marie January 6, 2014

    When will payments get issued??

    • rosie March 2, 2014

      WHERE’S THE CHECKS

  • Brandi May 7, 2014

    Has anyone heard anything yet

    • linda May 7, 2014

      nothing in LA.

  • Roxiaa June 13, 2014

    Still no update? Can we get a update on the web, by mail or email please? Its no more than fair!

  • Roxiaa July 22, 2014

    Hey Topclassactions, have you heard anything about this lawsuit? If so, please give us an update as the number above, who’s handing this case dosen’t know anything about it.

  • Jen August 11, 2014

    Received a coupon discount voucher for their website. Rec’d on Friday. August 8 th. NY

  • amy August 13, 2014

    received a $10.00 check in kc mo. today

    • Kari August 13, 2014

      Received a check in the mail today in IL. for $130.

      • LA. August 14, 2014

        CHECKS ARE OUT

  • Topdawg August 14, 2014

    Check for $25.99 today in Los Angeles. Thank You Topclassaction

  • Lee August 14, 2014

    Received a check in Florida for 118.00

  • Chaz August 14, 2014

    Received check for $ 110.00, in NJ on 8/14/2014, Yes Finally

  • Steven Smith August 14, 2014

    I got $112 today in Fort Collins.

  • marie August 14, 2014

    100.00 in ohio

  • Casey August 15, 2014

    $140.00 in NC

  • Robin August 15, 2014

    Check for $100.00 in NC.

  • miles August 15, 2014

    got a check for $30 today in oh, wonder why my so lower then everyone else’s

  • Sean Paisano August 18, 2014

    Received a check today in Texas for the amount of $135.00 Long awaited, much appreciated. Thank You God.

  • viharris August 19, 2014

    August 18, 2014
    Received a check today in
    SC 100.00 THANK YOU GOD

  • sharonconner August 19, 2014

    Receive a check for $140.00 In Mississippi

  • Top Class Actions August 19, 2014

    UPDATE: Money from the Gerber Childrenswear class action settlement went out in mid-August 2014, according to Top Class Actions viewers. Congratulations to everyone who submitted a valid claim and got PAID!

  • Roxiaa August 20, 2014

    $260, houston tx

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