Dollar Tree and Amazon face class action lawsuits for allegedly selling deceptive supplements. Glucosamine sulfate supplements, which are used to relieve joint pain caused by osteoarthritis, are reportedly being sold by the retailers without actually containing any glucosamine sulfate.
Instead, the supplements contain a combination of glucosamine hydrochloride and potassium sulfate, which is not as effective, according to the lawsuits. Both plaintiffs, Robert Shields and Jonathan Perry, argue that the retailers are violating federal and state law by selling dietary supplements that are not what they claim to be. Dollar Tree and Amazon have not yet provided any statements regarding these lawsuits.
Dollar Tree and Amazon Sued for Allegedly Selling Deceptive Supplements
The Allegations Against Dollar Tree and Amazon
In separate but similar class action lawsuits, Dollar Tree and Amazon have been accused of selling glucosamine sulfate supplements that do not contain any glucosamine sulfate. According to plaintiffs Robert Shields and Jonathan Perry, the supplements contain a combination of glucosamine hydrochloride and potassium sulfate, which is not as effective as glucosamine sulfate. The two plaintiffs claim that the retailers are violating federal and state law by selling counterfeit supplements that are not what they claim to be.
Why Glucosamine Sulfate Is Important for Joint Pain Sufferers
Glucosamine sulfate is a natural sugar that cushions the joints by providing cartilage. Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, occurs when cartilage breaks down, causing joint pain. It is estimated that over 32.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from osteoarthritis. Glucosamine sulfate supplements are widely used to relieve joint pain in osteoarthritis sufferers. The two plaintiffs argue that Dollar Tree and Amazon's supplements are not as effective because they do not contain any glucosamine sulfate.
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