Lawsuit: L’Oreal Hair Relaxer Caused Burns


Posted on: September 14th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

solar22/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Two women filed a class action lawsuit against L’Oreal on Wednesday alleging that a hair relaxer produced by the company left them with burns and bald spots on their scalp.

The lawsuit claims that the product includes harsh chemicals, despite the packaging focused on “AMLA oil” and claims that the relaxer includes no Lye and is safer than other products. The lawsuit says that the defendants were aware of the ingredients listed on the package but that the marketing of the product indicated that it would be gentler than it actually was.

One of the plaintiffs said the product burned her scalp when she used it and left her with bald spots and scabs, forcing her to wear a wig.

The lawsuit also cites multiple reviews and complaints online describing similar experiences. This particular line of products has been endorsed by stars like Tracee Ellis Ross and referenced Michelle Obama in ad campaigns through her hairstylist.

The regulation of cosmetics has been an ongoing issue on Capitol Hill with multiple bills introduced to give the FDA more authority to regulate chemicals in beauty products. L’Oreal has endorsed a bill introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein that would give the FDA regulatory authority.

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Lawsuit: L’Oreal Hair Relaxer Caused Burns


Posted on: September 14th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

solar22/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Two women filed a class action lawsuit against L’Oreal on Wednesday alleging that a hair relaxer produced by the company left them with burns and bald spots on their scalp.

The lawsuit claims that the product includes harsh chemicals, despite the packaging focused on “AMLA oil” and claims that the relaxer includes no Lye and is safer than other products. The lawsuit says that the defendants were aware of the ingredients listed on the package but that the marketing of the product indicated that it would be gentler than it actually was.

One of the plaintiffs said the product burned her scalp when she used it and left her with bald spots and scabs, forcing her to wear a wig.

The lawsuit also cites multiple reviews and complaints online describing similar experiences. This particular line of products has been endorsed by stars like Tracee Ellis Ross and referenced Michelle Obama in ad campaigns through her hairstylist.

The regulation of cosmetics has been an ongoing issue on Capitol Hill with multiple bills introduced to give the FDA more authority to regulate chemicals in beauty products. L’Oreal has endorsed a bill introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein that would give the FDA regulatory authority.

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