New Suit Alleges That School Uniforms Containing PFAS Pose “Health Dangers” to Children

A class action suit alleges that a national children’s apparel company violated Illinois’ Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act by knowingly designing, manufacturing, promoting, and selling school uniforms containing PFAS. According to the complaint, recent studies have shown varying levels of PFAS in school uniforms, including those sold by the defendant. At issue are failure to warn, fraudulent concealment, breach of implied warranty, and unjust enrichment claims, as well as the claim under the state’s deceptive trade practices statute.

July 27, 2023 | Garland v. The Children’s Place Inc., No. 1:23-cv-04899 (N.D. Ill.).

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