​Old Spice Facing $5 Million for Allegedly Causing Rashes and Chemical Burns on Customers' Underarms

​Old Spice Facing $5 Million for Allegedly Causing Rashes and Chemical Burns on Customers' Underarms

Popular deodorant brand Old Spice is under fire for allegedly causing rashes on customers. Complaints have poured in, which have now led to a class-action lawsuit against P&G, the company that creates the products.

Last year, Rodney Colley was the first person to complain about the products. Speaking out about his experience with Old Spice's Pure Sport High Endurance Deodorant to Independent Journal, he stated: “I got out of the shower on Monday morning and it felt like my armpit was on fire, so I looked in the mirror and sure enough the skin around it started scabbing.” The Virginia resident talked to a lawyer and filed the lawsuit on March 21st. Since then, numerous men and women have joined in the lawsuit against P&G.

According to court documents, 13 products have allegedly caused medical issues in consumers:

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

Also included in the lawsuit are negative reviews of the Old Spice products that were discovered online, claiming the same type of injuries.

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Damon Jones, a spokesperson for P&G stated that the products are perfectly safe and that these men could just be allergic. However, hundreds of YouTube videos and product reviews have been made about the products and over 100 people have joined the lawsuit. “We go to great lengths to ensure our products are safe to use.....a small number of men may experience irritation due to alcohol sensitivity, a common ingredient across virtually all deodorant products. For men who have experienced a reaction to a deodorant, an antiperspirant may be a better option because they have a different formulation.”

Interestingly enough, this is not the first time P&G has had  trouble with consumers. In 2010, numerous parents complained that the company's Dry Max diapers gave their babies rashes and various skin irritations.

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