All About the Chemical Hair Straightener Recall

There have been many campaigns and petitions popping up around the country demanding that companies recall chemical hair straightening products that are known to cause cancer among women. Unfortunately, many of the chemical hair straighteners remain on store shelves despite the efforts made by worldwide advocacy groups. In this article, Kwartler Manus LLC will tell you about the chemical hair straightener recall, why this is happening, and what you can do if you would like to get involved. 

The Recall 

The Recall 

Several women and groups are forming together to demand that large cosmetic companies remove their chemical hair straightening products from store shelves if they contain toxic chemicals. There was a report released in October 2022 by the National Institutes of Health stating that many chemical hair straightening products contained chemicals and ingredients that were harmful to women’s bodies. In fact, they are causing uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, breast cancer, and ovarian cancer. 

Therefore, the goal is to put pressure on major retailers who continue to sell these toxic products in hopes of bringing awareness to women and saving lives. The companies and retailers are accused of knowing that the products contained dangerous chemicals and continuing to market them without any warning labels. This resulted in hundreds of women exposing themselves to increased risks of cancer. 

Black and African American women were the most frequent users of chemical hair straighteners, and the product manufacturers placed profit above their health. Some advocacy groups even stated that the large cosmetic companies built their businesses on advertising to Black women and convincing them to purchase harmful products. 

There are multiple requests for audits on all hair straightening products being sold. The objective is to look for negative health effects that are linked to specific products. 

What Chemicals Are Found in Hair Straightening Products that May Lead to Negative Health Conditions? 

What Chemicals Are Found in Hair Straightening Products that May Lead to Negative Health Conditions? 

The Department of Toxic Substances Control mentioned several different chemicals found in hair straightening products that may be toxic and lead to negative health conditions such as uterine cancer. A few of the chemicals mentioned were formaldehyde, triclosan, parabens, sodium hydroxide, cyclosiloxanes, diethanolamine, benzophenone-3, and phthalates. 

When the hair straighteners are placed on the hair, the scalp begins to absorb them, which is how they enter the body. Once they enter the body, they affect the female hormones and reproductive system. This is very dangerous to women who use these products as they have no clue what they are doing to their bodies. 

What Can You Do If You Have Been Diagnosed with Cancer or Want to Get Involved? 

If you have used chemical hair straightening products and have received a cancer diagnosis, the cosmetic companies who created the products may owe you compensation. Our recommendation is to seek an experienced Philadelphia chemical hair straightener lawyer at your earliest convenience to begin discussing your legal options. Our professional attorneys work on cases like this every day and are ready to guide you through the process. 

If you have not received a diagnosis but are interested in getting involved to bring awareness to other women or the medical community about this issue, there are many different advocacy and legal groups across the country who are standing up to the large corporations involved in these lawsuits. Our recommendation is to do your own research and find a local advocacy group that you can join and help spread the word about the greed of these companies.

Contact Kwartler Manus LLC to Get Started on Your Chemical Hair Straightener Claim Today

If you would like to file a claim against a chemical hair straightener company, please do not hesitate to reach out to Kwartler Manus today. We are glad to help our clients through these difficult situations and will do everything we can to make sure your voice is heard. Fill out our contact form or call our front office at (267) 457-5570.  

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