The hair care product Just For Men, manufactured by Combe, Inc., has supposedly cured men of gray hair since 1987, but an increasing number of men using the product experience serious adverse symptoms not adequately addressed on the product’s packaging and/or labeling.
Just For Men consumers report experiencing burns, scarring, allergic reactions, anaphylactic shock, skin depigmentation, other severe injuries. While the labeling recommends testing the product on a patch of skin for a period of 48 hours, consumers consider this self-test to be unrealistic because during the test the consumer should not wear long sleeves, bathe, sweat, or do anything that might disturb the test area.
What’s the Problem with Just For Men hair care products?
While many beauty and healthcare products come with the risk of an allergic reaction, Just For Men contains a chemical called p-Phenylenediamine or PPD. PPD is notorious for having a higher risk for adverse reactions and was notoriously even voted Allergen of the Year in 2006 by the American Contact Dermatitis Society.
While PPD can have adverse reactions in any consumer, some groups are more at risk than others. Studies have shown that African American men are at an increased risk for allergic reactions because of genetic sensitivities.
On March 1, 2016, nearly 200 consumers collectively filed suit against Combe, Inc. for the design, development, manufacture, testing, packaging, promotion, marketing, distribution, labeling, and sale of the Just For Men hair care product. The plaintiffs allege that the company failed to adequately provide safety information regarding the product’s use, and that the company engaged in misleading, fraudulent, unfair, and unlawful conduct.
Consumer product manufacturers have a responsibility to produce safe products for consumer use. The number of years a consumer product has been on the market does not necessarily illustrate a product’s safety. Many people are unaware of the adverse reactions caused by PPD, making it difficult to understand the scope of Just For Men side effects.
Nationwide Product Liability Attorney
If you or someone you love used Just For Men and experienced adverse effects, contact the experienced products liability attorneys at Raizner Slania. Your claim is important to us and we are dedicated to providing the help you need. We are handling cases on a contingency fee basis nationwide. Call us today for a free consultation.