Olay is getting a makeover, though not entirely of its own accord.
Procter & Gamble Co. will change the packaging of some Olay skin-care products as part of a settlement with California prosecutors, who had accused the company of misleading consumers by selling jars of face cream in packaging that was at times much larger than the contents. The company also agreed to pay $850,000 in civil penalties and costs.
The civil protection lawsuit stems from an investigation that began in 2012, according to a spokesman for the district attorney’s office in California’s Riverside County, which was one of four counties that handled the case. Inspections of Olay containers and packages led to allegations that P&G was violating the state’s so-called slack-fill law, which prohibits the use of oversize packaging to make products appear larger.
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