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Women suing company over wrong sex-test results

Posted at 7:46 PM, Jan 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-08 19:46:04-05

There is a popular at home test promising to reveal the sex of unborn babies. It's called SneakPeek and pregnant moms across the country have used it to learn if they are having a boy or a girl.

But 5 On Your Side Investigators learned today the advertising claims of SneakPeek may themselves be sneaky.

There is a class-action lawsuit filed by hundreds of women, including one from Ohio. The moms-to-be are suing Gateway Genomics for selling them what they call a "false bill of goods."

Kristine Main took the test and learned she was having a girl. The lawsuit states she picked out her daughter's name, bought clothes and told her friends but an ultrasound revealed something else…a baby boy.

Main's attorney told us the false test results caused emotional torture for would-be parents and the SneakPeek's 99 percent accuracy promise is a lie.

We wanted to get SneakPeek's side of the story.  Its response: "The company stands behind its product. It is our company policy to not discuss pending litigation."

Main had a baby boy named Brayden.  She said it was love at first sight, but she still feels the heartache of losing a daughter and wants to make sure no other parent has to live through what she described as gender disappointment.