Philips Can't Escape Consumer Class Action Over AirFloss

Law360, Los Angeles (December 11, 2012, 7:50 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Friday pared a class action accusing Philips Oral Healthcare Inc. of misleading consumers about its Sonicare AirFloss plaque removal product, saying plaintiffs couldn't raise breach of contract claims because they failed to adequately prove Philips violated its warranties but leaving unfair competition claims intact. 

In the class action filed last June, Lilia Perkins alleged Philips violated express and implied warranties by creating misleading advertising that tricks consumers into believing the AirFloss is equivalent to traditional dental floss.

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