Suburban company sues Noxzema manufacturer

August 14, 2009 1:43:58 PM PDT
A suburban company that recently purchased the Noxzema skin cream line is suing its original manufacturer, claiming the products are defective. Melrose Park-based Alberto Culver purchased Noxzema in October.

Under the deal, Proctor and Gamble continued to make the original Noxzema skin ream line for a period of time to ease the transition.

Alberto Culver says during that time it saw a higher than usual number of consumer complaints. It then determined that 15 to 20 percent of Noxzema products made during the transition were defective.

Alberto Culver's lawsuit claims the Noxzema cream had standing liquid or clumps, shards or grains or a dull, cracked surface. Alberto Culver is suing for breach of contract.

Proctor and Gamble is not commenting on the lawsuit.