Welcome to the California Sunscreen Settlement Website

The Court has preliminarily approved a class action Settlement that combines the cases Michelle Basch v. Tanning Research Laboratories, Inc., Case No. BC328758, and Michael Fong v. Sun Pharmaceuticals Corp. and Platex Products, Inc., Case No. BC328875 in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles.

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This Settlement may affect your legal rights. Please read this website carefully.

Case Summary

Plaintiffs allege that Energizer, which manufactures Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen products, violated California state laws regarding the labeling and advertising of certain sunscreen products. Energizer denies all wrongdoing. The Court did not decide which side was right and instead, the parties decided to settle. They believe the proposed settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate.

The Purpose of This Website

This website is intended to: (1) inform you of the lawsuit, (2) describe the Settlement, (3) notify you of how your legal rights are affected, and (4) provide instructions on how to get additional information about the case and the Settlement.

Class Member Definition

The Settlement Class consists of all natural persons and entities residing in the State of California who purchased Eligible Banana Boat from February 16, 2001 through December 18, 2013 and Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen Products from February 14, 2001 through December 18, 2013.

Class Member Options


DO NOTHING If you do nothing, you will be bound by the terms specified in the Settlement Agreement, which may be found on the Key Dates/Docs page of this website.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF ON OR BEFORE MARCH 27, 2014 If you wish to exclude yourself from the Settlement, mail a written request for exclusion to the Settlement Administrator at the address on the Contact Us page. The request for exclusion must be postmarked by March 27, 2014.
OBJECT ON OR BEFORE MARCH 27, 2014 If you wish to object to the Settlement, you must file your objection with the Court so that it is received no later than March 27, 2014. Please visit the Common Questions page for further directions.

For More Information

For more details about the case and important case documents, please review the Settlement Injunction and Key Dates/Docs pages.  To contact the Settlement Administrator, use the Contact Us page.

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