A class action lawsuit has been filed in New York against the pet retailer Petco and the pet food distributor Pet Food Experts Inc. The lawsuit stems from allegations that the pet chew Greenies was harmful to dogs and that the manufacturer knew this but did nothing to warn consumers. The chews were sold at Petco.
The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which was filed in state court, are asking for reimbursement on their purchases of the “original” Greenies dental chews for dogs between June 2001 and May 22, 2007.
A class action lawsuit has also been filed against the manufacturer S&M NuTec over the product. The formula has since been changed for Greenies and the company was purchased by Mars Inc.