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Customer files lawsuit against Old Spice over defective products

There exist a vast range of deodorant brands in the market today. Normally, some of these products are more effective than others, and some can end up reacting negatively with your skin, causing some minor irritation or rash. However, things sometimes can go very wrong when using some of these brands, leading to severe skin damage, which might even lend you a permanent scar.

A case in point relates to the recent lawsuit that was filed against Procter & Gamble concerning one of their men’s deodorant brands, for which this article focuses on.

Class Action Lawsuit

A “class action” lawsuit refers to the one in which a group of individuals with similar injuries caused by the same action or product sue the defendant as a group. In this particular case, hundreds of consumers have reportedly received severe chemical burns and rashes after using Procter & Gamble’s Old Spice deodorants. The rashes are said to have literally caused the skin to fall off victim’s armpits after applying the deodorant.

No Much Help from the Company

After the unpleasant experience with the men’s deodorant, the victims tried to reach out to the manufacturer to see how the issue could be resolved. However, the company underlined their commitment to uphold the safety of those who use their products. They claimed that the problem was occasioned by alcohol sensitivity.

According to the company, alcohol sensitivity can affect some men who use deodorant. They say alcohol is used in virtually all deodorant products irrespective of who the manufacturer is. When they felt that the manufacturer did not address their concern about the seriousness it deserved, after they suffered from the effects of a defective product, the customers decided to file a class-action lawsuit seeking $5 million in damages.


If you find yourself in a similar situation, you need to realize that there are different kinds of claims in a typical product liability case. A case where a company engaged in a series of practices that directly led to the injury to complainants is known as patterns and practices allegation. Therefore, to better understand what you’re up against, you need the services of an experienced and reputable attorney, and Schiffman Law Office, P.C. can be your best bet.

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