Lawsuit: TRESemme Allegedly Causes Cancer, Makes Hair Fall Out!?
If you’ve purchased TRESsemme Keratin Hair Smoothing Shampoo or TRESemmé Keratin Color Shampoo, then take note. Because, this lawsuit alleges that it contains carcinogens, causes hair to loss and/or scalp irritation. And, you may be eligible for a refund.
This case is known as CASTILLO v UNILEVER UNITED STATES, INC., and CONOPCO, INC. d/b/a UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, filed in the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois.
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What is a class action lawsuit settlement?
A class action lawsuit is one with multiple plaintiffs. In other words, there are more than one person being represented by the lawsuit. Oftentimes a plaintiff or plaintiffs file the case on behalf of many people who were affected by aren’t involved in the actual suit. For example, if you purchased an item that was later determined to be involved in a class action lawsuit, you may be entitled to compensation.
If you’re included in the class or group of people affected, then you can file a claim to receive money, coupons or replacement products. Each case is different, and each will specify who is included.
In addition, class action lawsuits may require proof that you are part of the group of affected people. In this case, proof of purchase or other specified proof is needed. However, in some cases, no proof is required. In that case, you can file a claim without proving that you are part of the class of people affected. Of course, when you file a claim you are doing so under penalty of perjury. So, do not file if you do not qualify.
Perjury is the intentional act of swearing a false oath or falsifying an affirmation to tell the truth, whether spoken or in writing, concerning matters material to an official proceeding. – Wikipedia
What’s this settlement about?
Plaintiff alleges that this product claims to contain a keratin formula intended to smooth hair, add softness and shine, and prevent frizzing and tangling; and that the Products “deeply nourish,” “gently cleanse,” and “repair hair”, but actually it causes hair loss and/or scalp irritation.Furthermore, they allege that it contains formaldehyde, a known carcinogen (causes cancer).
This lawsuit is not settled. Unilever has not been found at fault, and has admitted no wrongdoing.
What Products are Included? Where were they sold?
TRESemmé Keratin Hair Smoothing Shampoo and/or TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color Shampoo.
Who is eligible for a refund?
If the lawsuit settles, then those who purchased the specified product in the time frame given could be eligible for compensation.
Is a receipt required?
It is not yet known if receipts will be required.
Should I be worried about this product?
Possibly. If this shampoo is found to contain dangerous carcinogens, then it may be necessary to discontinue use. However, at this time no settlement has been reached and no determination of fault has been reached.
How much will I get back?
This is to be determined.
What’s the deadline to file a claim?
If the case settles or is decided, then a deadline to claim will be established.
How do I file a claim?
Claims are not yet open, but if this affects you then you should stay tuned! We’ll update when they’re ready.
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