Two similar federal lawsuits against PetSmart accuse the company of false and deceptive practices for selling hemp products for pets that are unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
One customer bought hemp soft chews and the other hempseed oil and krill and cod liver. The attorney representing both customers says in the lawsuit the products failed to measure up “to their expectations as created by the defendant.” The products were bought in April.
PetSmart did not immediately respond to an email asking for comment.
The lawsuits go on to say that because the FDA hasn’t approved the products, they are considered unsafe “and cannot lawfully be sold.”
The lawsuits seek damages to be determined at trial and for PetSmart to stop selling the products.
PetSmart is among a growing number of mainstream retailers carrying CBD products for pets, a booming sector of the CBD industry.