Old Spice Marks Past For Deadly Side Effects
If you’re thinking of filing a lawsuit against Old Spice, perhaps you should look into it. There are several plaintiffs who have alleged that the product was responsible for them developing painful skin conditions, including permanent scars from chemical burns, rashes and hives. You’re not alone. Photos of large, visible chemical burns/rash patterns left on men with Old Spice clothing are surfacing all over the Internet, causing public outrage. But according to the NY Daily News (via Jurnal), the real problem might just be Old Spice’s powerful fragrance.
The plaintiffs in the case, who were all men who suffered severe rashes as a result of using Old Spice products, say they never knew that their deodorants contained lead. It seems that they simply did not know that the scent could be dangerous, because none of the Old Spice attorneys tried to inform them beforehand that their products could cause such severe rashes. Therefore, one can only assume that the reason these men are experiencing these symptoms is because of the lead in the Old Spice detergent that they were using.
Old Spice, which was sued by the Federal Trade Commission in October of 2021, vigorously denied liability. This is because they only wanted to include certain natural ingredients in their products listed in the FDA’s list of safe products. This list includes dyes, alcohols, fragrance oils and binders that are considering naturally derived. But this explanation doesn’t wash away the fact that the plaintiffs, who are all men, are suffering from burn marks, wounds and other signs that Old Spice was responsible for. In addition, one man who suffers from chronic blisters from using Old Spice detergent has been forced to cancel a trip to Thailand due to his condition. This man is now worried that he may contract mononucleosis from using these products.
These are just a few of the cases that Old Spice was found to be responsible for. The fact is that there is probably more than one person that has suffered from rashes, burns and other types of skin irritation after using Old Spice. However, what is truly disturbing is the fact that the company knew that its product caused these problems, yet continues to sell it to consumers. According to Michael Kitto, who is the President of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), it is absolutely imperative that companies get hold of proper warning labels before offering products to consumers. He went on to state that anyone that is selling any type of substance that has been deemed harmful should be held responsible, whether or not they were aware of it.
To date, Old Spice has agreed to stop using deceptive labeling in regards to its “diapers” and “shampoos” and will begin to use language such as “new and improved” when it comes to describing their products. However, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against them by a man that developed permanent rashes and scars after using Old Spice. The man is seeking monetary damages that could amount to millions of dollars. He is also seeking medical attention for his burns and rashes that have lasted over a year. If successful, this class-action lawsuit will open doors for many other men who have suffered similar burns and or scars.
The BBB has also filed a lawsuit against another company for their lack of warning about the negative side-effects that can come with using alcohol sensitive cleansers such as Old Spice. This lawsuit has been referred to as the “Swagger Lawsuit”. In summary, it is not just products like Old Spice that cause people to develop medical problems, but rather the negligent and inadequate actions taken by large corporations. For further information on this lawsuit, log onto the BBB website and go through the links that present detailed information on this issue.