A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of consumers who purchased Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30 Day Smoothing Kit, alleging it causes significant hair loss.
Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit allege they purchased the product because they believed Unilever’s false representations that it would smooth their hair and coat it with Keratin, a protein found naturally in hair. Little did they know, however, that the Suave Keratin treatment contains an ingredient or combination of ingredients that causes significant hair loss upon proper application.
The class action lawsuit is accusing Unilever of false advertising and of issuing a belated and incomplete “recall” of the hazardous product, thus violating consumer protection laws and breaching its express and implied warranties.
The Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30 Day Smoothing Kit class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of all consumers who purchased the product.
UPDATE: Unilever agreed to a $10 million class action settlement resolving claims that Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30 Day Smoothing Kit was falsely advertised and damaged hair.
UPDATE 2: The Suave Keratin Smoothing Kit class action settlement received final approval on July 9, 2014.
UPDATE 3: Two appeals were filed following final approval of the class action settlement, which has delayed the payment of claims. Viewers are reporting to us that the Settlement Administrator has contacted them to inform them that a Special Master has been appointed to review claims that that payments cannot be made until this process is complete and all appeals are resolved. Some Class Members have received Authorization and Request for Information forms requesting additional information such as their Social Security number. According to the Settlement Administrator: “Both the claims evaluation and the resolution of the appeals will take some time, at least several months, and we cannot estimate when claim payments will be made at this time.” We will continue to provide updates as we hear them. Keep checking back.
UPDATE 4: On Mar. 25, 2016, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a $10.2 million class action settlement over allegations Unilever PLC’s Suave Keratin Infusion products caused consumers’ hair to fall out.
UPDATE 5: On Mar. 30, 2016, according to the settlement website, the settlement is expected to become final on June 23, 2016 and checks will be mailed out to Class Members in early July.
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