Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Rashes and Chemical Burns from Old Spice Deodorants

A class action lawsuit against Procter & Gamble alleges that at least 100 consumers have suffered rashes and chemical burns after using P&G’s Old Spice deodorant. Procter & Gamble is a leading manufacturer of household, personal care, and beauty products.

The lead plaintiff in the class action claims he suffered a burning rash in his armpits after “only a few uses” of Old Spice deodorant, according to Top Class Actions. A number of people have shared photos on Facebook and other websites of chemical burns they say were caused by an Old Spice deodorant.

Legal documents in the Old Spice chemical burn lawsuit say, “consumers were/are systematically injured, harmed and forced to discard P&G’s products without the benefit of its full intended use and purpose.” The lawsuit seeks more than $5 million in damages for consumers who purchased Old Spice deodorant and suffered a rash or chemical burn.

The products included in the Old Spice class action lawsuit include, but are not limited to:

  • Old Spice After Hours Deodorant
  • Old Spice Champion Deodorant
  • Old Spice Pure Sport High Endurance Deodorant
  • Old Spice Artic Force High Endurance Deodorant
  • Old Spice Bearglove Deodorant
  • Old Spice Lion Pride Deodorant
  • Old Spice Swagger Deodorant
  • Old Spice Fresh High Endurance Deodorant
  • Old Spice Aqua Reef Deodorant
  • Old Spice Classic Fresh Deodorant
  • Old Spice Fiji Deodorant
  • Old Spice Wolfhorn Deodorant
  • Old Spice Champion Deodorant

According to the Mayo Clinic, the deodorant user may not immediately recognize the skin problem as a chemical burn. Mayo Clinic advises anyone who experiences what may be a chemical burn to thoroughly rinse the skin with water to remove remaining traces of the chemical and then loosely apply a gauze bandage. Mayo Clinic further advises anyone who suspects a chemical burn not to soap or other cleansing products on the affected area because these products may further irritate the skin. Seek medical attention if the burn covers an area more than 3 inches (about 8 centimeters) in diameter.





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