Nurofen Class Action

Bannister Law is calling for consumers who purchased the Nurofen Specific Pain Range products (below) to sign up for the class action so they have the opportunity to be compensated.

Reckitt Benckiser Australia, the marketers and distributors of Nurofen Pain Relief Products in Australia have been found by the Federal Court to have misled and deceived consumers in relation to selling and marketing products within the Nurofen Specific Pain Range Nurofen case link.

Please watch The Checkout’s (ABC) Youtube video below that provides a detailed overview of the false and misleading claims made by Reckitt Benckiser Australia:

The products marketed in a manner found to be misleading and deceptive were:

  1. Nurofen Migraine Pain ibuprofen lysine 342 mg tablet blister pack;
  2. Nurofen Tension Headache ibuprofen lysine 342 mg tablet blister pack;
  3. Nurofen Period Pain ibuprofen lysine 342 mg tablet blister pack;
  4. Nurofen Back Pain ibuprofen lysine 342 mg tablet blister pack.

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Reckitt Benckiser’s conduct was found to be misleading the public as to the nature, characteristics and suitability of purpose of the Nurofen specific pain products.  Reckitt Benckiser was found to have made representations that the products were specifically formulated to treat migraine, tension headache, back pain and period pain. However, each product contained the same active ingredient and could not specifically treat one pain as opposed to another.

Our claim is for a full refund of the Nurofen specific pain product that the consumer purchased for their particular pain. We believe that the consumer would not have purchased the product if they had known that it was not  more effective on targeting pain than any of the other Nurofen Specific Pain products.

Based on the ACCC proceedings, we believe consumers were misled into buying the more expensive products in the Nurofen range believing they could achieve targeted and specific pain relief.

There will also be members of the class action who may have purchased more than one type of product for different specific pain over a period of time or in consecutive or multiple purchases. These class members will be entitled to a refund of each the different types of Specific Pain Range products they have purchased.

Bannister law fights for the rights of individuals who don’t have the resources to fight against large corporations and give them access to justice.

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