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Nivea My Silhouette National Class Action



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Or you can download, fill in, and mail the following forms to GBC MS Class Action, Claims administrator, C/O NPT Ricepoint Class Action Services Inc., P.O. Box 3355, London, Ontario, N6A 4K3

Claim Form (English)
Formulaire de réclamation (Français)

On July 15, 2011, Consumer Law Group commenced a class action against Beiersdorf relating to certain statements made regarding the product Nivea My Silhouette Slimming & Reshaping Gel-Cream.

On September 16, 2012, the parties reached a proposed national settlement. A copy of the settlement agreement is available here:

Settlement Agreement (English)
Entente de règlement (Français)

On November 2, 2012, the Superior Court of Quebec scheduled a motion for authorization of the action as a class action and approval of the settlement agreement for December 20, 2012 at 9:30 AM in room 2.08 at the Montreal Court House located at 1, Notre-Dame St. East, Montreal, Quebec. The Court ordered the following notice regarding that hearing:

Notice to Class Members (English)
Avis aux membres (Français)

On December 20, 2012, the Honourable Madam Justice Nicole-M. Gibeau, judge of the Superior Court of Quebec, approved the settlement agreement and ordered the following notices to be published so that class members could claim compensation under the terms of the settlement agreement:

Quebec Superior Court Judgment dated December 20, 2012
Short-form Notice (English)
Long-form Notice (English)
Version abrégée de l’avis (Français)
Version complète de l’avis (Français)


CONSUMER LAW GROUP has launched a Canada-wide class action lawsuit against Beiersdorf on behalf of individuals who have purchased the product Nivea My Silhouette Slimming & Reshaping Gel-Cream.

The class action involves the deceptive, misleading, false, and unfair advertising of Nivea My Silhouette Slimming & Reshaping Gel-Cream as a product whose regular use will result in a significant reduction in body size, particularly of the thighs, hips, waist and stomach. In truth and in fact, there is no evidence to support these claims.

As a result, consumers were induced into purchasing My Silhouette under the premise that it would cause them to lose weight, a false and misleading representation, thereby vitiating their consent and entitling them to claim a refund for the purchase price of the product.

On June 29, 2011, the company reached a settlement with the USA Federal Trade Commission forcing the skin cream maker Beiersdorf to pay $900,000 in compensation to consumers, as well as, stopping its claim that regular use of its Nivea My Silhouette skin cream would help consumers slim down.

However, the product remains on store shelfs in Canada with these same weight-loss claims on the packaging and no compensation has been made available to Canadian consumers.

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The class action lawsuit identifies the group of affected persons as:

All residents in Canada who have purchased the product NIVEA My Silhouette! Slimming & Reshaping Gel-Cream, or any other group to be determined by the Court;

If you or someone you know has bought the product My Silhouette Slimming & Reshaping Gel-Cream and you wish more information on potential compensation or to be kept advised of the status of the Nivea My Silhouette Class Action litigation or any resulting compensation resulting from the Nivea My Silhouette Class Action Lawsuit in Canada, Quebec or Ontario, please provide your contact information to our law firm using the below form.

IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE CLASS ACTION OR TO SIMPLY GET MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW. Please note that providing your information creates no financial obligation for you. You are not charged any fee or cost for joining this class action. Our law firm is paid a contingency fee from the compensation recovered, only if the class action is successful. All information contained in this transmission is confidential and Consumer Law Group agrees to protect this information against unauthorized use, publication or disclosure.

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