On Jan. 20, a Delaware County man and his wife filed a suit against Combe Incorporated of White Plains, New York and CVS Health Corporation of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, alleging Just for Men hair products caused him to suffer from permanent vitiligo.
Originally filed in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, manufacturer Combe Incorporated removed the case to a federal court in Philadelphia a few days later after reading the complaint that the plaintiffs are alleging damages in excess of $75,000.
The plaintiffs claim the defendants failed to properly warn of the risks associated with the hair products.
Attorney Matthew J. Bilker of Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C. is representing the plaintiffs in this case.
The Just for Men products are marketed for improving or altering hair color for the head, mustache, and beard and contain a chemical known as p-phenylenediamine (PPD). PPD is known to have certain health risks, including irritation, soreness redness, itching and burning, and allergic reactions, the suit says.
Over a three-year period, the man estimated that he used the hair products between 50 to 75 times. He did not learn that the products could cause vitiligo until Oct. of 2020 when he ordered the product online via CVS’ website.
The plaintiffs are seeking damages, individually, jointly, and/or severally for counts of negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty, and loss of consortium.
Consumers who have been harmed by dangerous products need a legal advocate. The Delaware County personal injury lawyers at Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C. can help. Located in Media and West Chester, Pennsylvania, the firm serves clients throughout Delaware County, Chester County, and Montgomery County. Call 610-565-3701 or complete an online form to schedule an initial consultation.