Hundreds of women nationwide have sued Unilever claiming that a Suave hair smoothing product caused severe hair loss and other damages. Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit was marketed as a hair treatment product for women who wanted “smooth, shiny manageable hair with no frizz.” However, a class action lawsuit filed last year by women alleges that the Keratin kit singed their hair and caused it to break off in clumps.
The lawsuit alleges that the manufacturer, Unilever, knew but failed to disclose that the product “contains an ingredient or combination of ingredients that causes significant hair loss upon proper application.” Numerous individual lawsuits have also been filed around the country by women claiming they were injured by the product. Although the product was “discontinued” by Unilever last year, lawyers representing women against the company believe the product might still be for sale at some retailers.
One of the claims in the lawsuits is that the product allegedly used an ingredient that would release formaldehyde—a cancer-causing substance that could also lead to symptoms including irritation, skin sensitivity and breathing difficulties. Unilever says the product was formaldehyde-free.
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