Dial Antibacterial Hand Wash
Dial Complete Antibacterial Hand Wash Class Action Lawsuit
Dial Complete Antibacterial Hand Wash | Class Action Lawsuit | Dial Hand Wash, Dial Hand Soap | Kills 99.99 Percent More, Kills More Germs, Killing Disease-Causing Germs, Over 1,000 Times More Effective
Have you purchased Dial Complete Antibacterial Hand Wash because of the manufacturer's claims that it is more effective at killing bacteria and preventing the transmission of disease than washing with plain soap? These Dial Complete claims constitute misleading representation because the Dial Corporation possesses no independent, competent and reliable support for them.
Lawyers at our firm who specialize in misleading representation litigation are investigating a possible class action lawsuit to obtain reimbursement and other damages for purchasers of Dial Complete Antibacterial Hand Wash. If you purchased this product because of such misleading representation, you are eligible to join our Dial Complete class action lawsuit. We urge you to contact our Dial Complete class action lawsuit lawyers today to protect your legal rights.
Dial Complete Claims
The name "Dial Complete" implies that this hand wash offers 100 percent protection from germs and bacteria. Since 2001, Dial has claimed in its marketing and advertising materials that Dial Complete Antibacterial Hand Wash is more effective than plain soap or other antibacterial soaps. These claims include, but are not limited to:
- Over 1,000 times more effective at killing disease-causing germs than other antibacterial liquid hand soaps
- Kills 99.99 percent of bacteria
- Kills 99.9 percent of illness-causing bacteria
- Reducing disease transmission by 50% compared to washing with a plain soap
- Killing more germs than any other liquid hand soap
Dial also claims that Dial Complete’s active ingredient, Triclosan, enables Dial Complete to outperform other soap products. Many consumers are unaware that Triclosan belongs to a class of chemicals that is suspected of causing cancer in humans. It is listed as a pesticide by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which has rated it high for human health risk and environmental risk.
Dial's claims regarding Triclosan are highly questionable. Some studies have shown that repeated use of products containing Triclosan result in bacterial resistance, a fact which has prompted the American Medical Association to call for an end to its use. Many studies have indicated that products containing Triclosan offer no greater benefit than plain soap. In an April 8, 2010 “Consumer Update”, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration stated that it does not have evidence that Triclosan-containing antibacterial soaps and body washes provide any extra health benefit over soap and water alone.
Dial further implies that Dial Complete protects consumers from diseases and illnesses, including but not limited to diarrhea and nausea, as well as infectious diseases including streptococcal infections, Salmonella, E. coli, and Staphylococcus aureus. Dial asserts that these claims are backed by a competent, credible, and reliable study. However, Dial fails to disclose that that in that study, only 2 strains of bacteria were tested. Dial also does not disclose that there was no determination as to the development of immunity by the bacteria after repeated use. Dial’s advertising and messaging for Dial Complete also fails to mention and/or warn that repeated use of Dial Complete may cause users to develop bacterial immunity to Triclosan.
Legal Help for Purchasers of Dial Complete
If you purchased Dial Complete Antibacterial Hand Wash because you believed Dial's claims that it offered more protection against bacteria and germs than plain soap or other hand washes, you may be entitled to a refund and other damages. To discuss joining our Dial Complete class action lawsuit, please fill out our online form or call 1 800 LAW INFO (1-800-529-4636) today.