JACKSONVILLE – A Jacksonville resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against the makers of the Car Scentportable air freshener over claims the product leaks or melts, causing damage.
Kira Zander filed a complaint individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated on Oct. 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division against L Brands Inc. alleging breach of express warranty, unjust enrichment and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was enticed to purchase Scentportables, a car air freshener marketed and sold by the defendants under their Bath & Body Works brand, which are designed to be attached to the air vents or sun visors in consumers' vehicles. However, the suit states the use of the product causes serious car interior damage from stripping car seats and/or dashboards or any surface that product leaked on, thus causing significant damage to consumers' vehicles or other personal property.
The plaintiffs hold L Brands Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to disclose the significant risk of the product and the harsh chemicals/ingredients contained in the fragrance refills, caused consumers monetary losses from repairs done to their properties.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant, maintain case as a class action, actual damages, costs, expenses of litigation, attorneys' fees, experts' fees, disbursements and further relief as may be just. She is represented by Richard J. Lantinberg of The Wilner Firm in Jacksonville and Janine L. Pollack and Correy A. Kamin of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP in New York.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division Case number 3:16-cv-01328