Unilever To Create $10 Mil. Settlement Fund For Suave Hair-Smoother Ills
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Unilever settles class-action suits in three states related to alleged injuries from use of its Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which plaintiffs claim was a powerful chemical relaxer rather than a non-toxic conditioning system as advertised. The firm will establish funds totaling more than $10 million to reimburse consumers for purchases and medical expenses.
You may also be interested in...
US Proposed Class Action: Preservative Choice Makes Unilever’s TRESemme Keratin Products ‘Defective’
The presence of formaldehyde releaser DMDM hydantoin in TRESemme Keratin shampoos pose undisclosed risks of hair loss and/or scalp irritation, as shown by hundreds of consumer complaints online, plaintiffs allege in proposed class actions filed in Illinois and New Jersey federal courts.
Brazilian Blowout parent company GIB LLC has settled a class action suit in California that directs the firm to pay more than $4 million to class members and properly label products with all ingredients and warnings about potential health risks.
Suit filed in New Jersey state court alleges that Unilever PLC’s marketing for a Suave hair-smoothing kit was deceptive and the firm’s response to reports of adverse reactions was insufficient. Unilever says it has recalled the product and notes that complaints made up only a “small percentage” of total product shipped.