Just For Men Investigation

Squitieri & Fearon, LLP is investigating claims against Just for Men hair dye maker Combe, Inc.

A class action lawsuit was filed on January 25, 2017 accusing Just for Men hair dye maker Combe, Inc., and other Combe companies, of deceptive advertising.  The complaint alleges that Just for Men brand hair dye does not properly warn consumers about its ingredients and the potential side effects of those ingredients, such as chemical burns and severe allergic reactions.

The complaint alleges that “Even if used as directed, [the Just for Men] Defendants failed to adequately warn against the negative effects and risks associated with this product,” such as “burns, scarring, allergic reactions, anaphylactic shock, skin depigmentation, and other severe injuries” associated with prolonged use.

The lawsuit points to the chemical ingredient p-Phenylenediamine (PPD) as especially harmful and states that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has linked PPD to “severe dermatitis,” “renal failure,” “vitiligo” (which is loss of skin pigment), and even “convulsions and comas.” The complaint further claims PPD is also considered a “strong sensitizer” by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and was once named “allergen of the year” by the American Contact Dermatitis Society and that “Defendants knew or should have known that more than 5% of the population will have an adverse reaction to PPD, yet, Defendants concealed and withheld this information from the public,” the Just for Men class action asserts.  The class action lawsuit goes on to state that the risk of adverse reaction to PPD is higher for African Americans, up to 10% or 21% based on different studies.

If you or someone you know purchased Just for Men hair dye and suffered chemical burns and/or a severe allergic reaction, you may be eligible to file a suit.  Please contact Stephen J. Fearon, Jr. by e-mail at stephen@sfclasslaw.com or by phone at (212) 421-6492.  You can also complete the following form, and someone from the firm will contact you.

 


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