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Safeway Recall Notice Consumer Class Action

Daniel T. LeBel filed a class action lawsuit with the Center for Science in the Public Interest and Mehri & Skalet PLLC against Safeway, Inc. for its failure to notify Club Card members who have purchased recalled food.

Safeway collects customer purchase information through its Club Card program then uses it for its own marketing purposes. Plaintiffs brought this action to ensure that when Safeway knows a particular customer bought food subject to a Class I recall, Safeway will inform the person of the recall and the consumer's right to a refund. The federal goverment issues Class I recalls for food that, if consumed, has a substantial liklihood of causing injury or death.

Complaint

Press Release

Media Coverage:

2 Safeway Customers Sue Over Recalled Food
CBS San Francisco February 2, 2011

Consumers Ask Safeway To Use Card Data In Recalls
Bloomberg, February 3, 2011

Safeway Lawsuit Over Product Recalls
SF Gate (San Francisco Chronicle), February 3, 2011

 

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