CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — The hair treatment product or service line, OGX, is struggling with a class motion lawsuit above made up of toxic chemicals that allegedly brought about hair reduction and scalp hurt.
The course action go well with alleges parent enterprise Johnson and Johnson marketed the things as staying beneficial to hair care regardless of knowing it contained a chemical that the company admits is hazardous.
“Plaintiff (Larissa Whipple) acquired the Items for the reason that of Johnson & Johnson’s uniform bogus
representation that the Merchandise would clean, nourish, soften, restore, and/or revive her hair,” the lawsuit states.
Instead, she alleges it induced baldness and scalp destruction from working with it as penned on the recommendations label.
Just one distinct ingredient in concern is DMDM Hydantoin, a kind of the carcinogen formaldehyde. It was utilized as a preservative in all OGX merchandise.
The lawsuit argues Johnson and Johnson taken off the chemical from its individual merchandise by the conclude of 2015, but did not established the exact same common for the OGX merchandise when it obtained them.
It also estimates a part of Johnson and Johnson’s internet site for client protection in which it states the company does not use the poisonous chemical in any of its goods.
“Accordingly, Johnson & Johnson misled and deceived the public, and placed its customers in harm’s way, all for the sake of greater profits,” the lawsuit argues.
NewsNation has achieved out to Johnson and Johnson for a statement, but the organization has not responded at this time.