Just For Men hair dye has been on the market for years. Unfortunately, because of numerous complaints about its safety for consumers and the actions of its manufacturer, this product is now the subject of mass tort litigation.
Below is some information about this product and the associated legal battle.
What Is Just For Men?
Just For Men is a popular men’s hair dye product manufactured by Combe, Inc. This product has been on the market since 1987 and appeals primarily to middle-aged men. Men most commonly begin using this product to cover gray in the hair on their heads, beards or mustaches.
What Sparked the Litigation?
Over the years, there have been multiple complaints about Just For Men and its effect on consumers. Men who have used this product have reported a number of adverse reactions, including skin irritation, chemical burns, and even severe allergic reactions. In fact, some consumers who have used Just For Men hair dye products have been hospitalized after experiencing a serious adverse reaction.
The number of complaints has continued to grow, especially in the past few years. At this point, more than 400 consumers who have used Just For Men have complained about its effects on ConsumerAffairs.com. Many of these customers had been using the product for more than a decade at the time of their complaint.
What You Need to Know about the Litigation
The cause of the complaints is likely a specific chemical used to make Just For Men hair dye products. The chemical, p-Phenylenediamine (PPD), is well-known for its propensity to cause allergic reactions. According to The National Capital Poison Center, PPD has been associated with both simple irritation (i.e., redness, itching and burning) and more serious allergic reactions. This chemical has been used to make Just For Men products since the 1980s.
The risk of allergic reactions is believed to be the highest among African American consumers, as well as those consumers who purchased and used darker shades of dye. Darker shades of Just For Men products contain this chemical in greater amounts.
What to Expect
At this time, the mass tort litigation regarding Just For Men is ongoing, so stay tuned for updates about these cases as they become available. As time goes on, it is likely that even more people will come forward to join the lawsuit with complaints about Just For Men’s products. If you operate a law firm that plans to be involved in this litigation, it is important to prepare for the possibility of a heavy caseload.
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