Bayer Launches $2M Suit Over Defective Sunscreen Ingredient

Law360, Clifton, N.J. (June 29, 2017, 4:53 PM EDT) -- Bayer Healthcare LLC has slapped a chemical supplier with a breach of contract action in New Jersey state court for allegedly providing a defective ingredient to the pharmaceutical giant for its Coppertone sunscreen product, leading to more than $2 million in damages for the company.

Bayer said Ash Ingredients Inc. violated the parties' agreement by selling the business a contaminated order of octocrylene that did not conform with U.S. Food and Drug Administration standards, causing the company to suffer damages including the value of the defective chemical, inventory rejections, inventory disposal costs, third-party laboratory analysis costs and overtime costs.

"Ash did...

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