Families who bought certain types of Gerbers “tagless” children’s clothing are entitled to refunds, discounts and re-imbursement for skin rashes, under a class-action settlement.
Attorneys for a class of persons who bought “tagless” clothing for children and infants announced that they have reached a settlement with Gerber Childrenswear which lets anyone who purchased certain tagless clothes between 2005 and 2009 to either get free garments or vouchers for up to 25% off their next Gerber purchase. The vouchers give discounts that can be used “on top of” other standard discounts offered by Gerber.
The lawsuit alleged that certain tagless clothes contained irritating chemicals. Families whose kids suffered rashes or irritation are also entitled to their medical expenses, such as doctor’s bills and ointments, up to $100 per person.
Anyone who purchased Gerber tagless clothing from India between 2005 and 2009 qualifies. The label on the clothing said if the garment was from India. For details as to what clothing is impacted, go to the following settlement website:
- http://www.gcwsettlement.com/CaseInfo.aspx?pas=GCM .
If you have the lot number on your garment (which is on the inside , that for example says “Made in India”) you can enter the number to see if you have a qualifying garment.
Different families will get different amounts depending on whether they still have the clothing and whether anyone got a rash or irritation:
1. If you still have the clothes and have receipts or other proof showing you paid to treat skin rashes you can get a full refund for the clothing plus their medical expenses up to $100 per person.
2. If you still have the clothes and can show you or your family suffered from skin rashes but you do not still have receipts for their treatment you can get a full refund for the clothing plus medical expenses up to $10 per person.
3. If you still have the clothing but cannot prove that anyone got a rash or irritation, you can still get a voucher for $25% off future purchases of Gerber clothing or trade in ten used garments for one new one (3 new item limit).
4. If you don’t have the clothing but can prove that you or your family got rashes or irritation, you can get a 15% voucher which can be used on top of other Gerber discounts.
5. If you don’t have the clothing and cannot prove that anyone got a rash or irritation, you can still get a 10% voucher which can be used on top of other Gerber discounts.