AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The best thing to happen to skinn makeup dispensers was a few dozen people coming to a local Walmart to buy it.
The worst thing, they say, is the store’s closure.
The closure came as the nation’s biggest cosmetics retailer was facing a class-action lawsuit filed by customers over the company’s refusal to sell skinn beauty products.
In the suit, filed in a U.S. district court in Texas, customers allege the retailer is selling the products as a health food or drugstore brand, but not in its original retail packaging.
Walmart did not respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press on Thursday.
In a statement, Walmart said it is committed to providing a customer-centric environment, and that it “does not endorse the product, its ingredients, or its products.
Products sold at Walmart are not designed to treat or prevent disease.”
It also noted that the products have not been evaluated by the FDA and that consumers can contact their local stores for a full explanation.
But the lawsuit, filed by a coalition of more than 40 plaintiffs, alleges Walmart was aware of the potential problems of skinn cosmetic products when it introduced the dispensers.
They said Walmart did so by failing to test them.
It also alleges the company had a long history of deceptive practices and failed to comply with FDA rules for labelling and labeling labeling requirements.
The lawsuit seeks to require Walmart to pay plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees and damages.
The lawsuit also alleges Walmart used deceptive marketing tactics to get customers to buy the products, including the use of misleading marketing messages and advertising, as well as deceptive packaging and labeling.
It is the second time a class action lawsuit has been filed against Walmart.
The first was filed in September 2016 against the retail chain over the recall of a product called Cosmo-Freezing Liquid.
The company has not said whether it will seek damages.