Hair stylists, clients and salon owners in the United States may be included in the Brazilian Blowout Class Action Settlement against their knowledge. What does this mean? For starters, affected stylists and clients looking to sue the company can not do so unless they exclude themselves from the settlement before the pending deadline. The problem with this? Chances are, you may qualify to be part of the settlement right now and do not even know about it.
“I’m not going to just sit back and let some silly little multi-BILLION-dollar cosmetic industry take away my career. I’m going to fight like hell – and if I’m going down, I’m going down swinging!”
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It has been brought to our attention here at Pretty Toxic that a recent issue of American Salon Magazine features the Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution as a 2012 Professional Choice Winner.
Readers weighed in and the results were published during the fall, as well as on the Brazilian Blowout Company’s site. January’s issue has a full-page advertisement dedicated to the product, labeling it as a 2012 Professional Choice Winner.
For those who have been wondering, we have just posted the court documents that confirm GIB must “cease all sales of Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Solution (the ‘Original Product’) in or into California.” You can find the documents by clicking here.
No word yet on the test results that will determine whether or not the new “reformulated” product will be able to be sold in California, but of course we will let you know as soon as we find out.
Stay tuned to Pretty Toxic for any and all important updates!
In October we brought you the story “Brazilian Blowout violates California air quality law” in which we explained a settlement was reached in January between the California Attorney General’s office and GIB LLC, the makers of Brazilian Blowout. The settlement required the company to use “CAUTION” stickers, cancer warnings and to stop deceptive advertising claiming their product was “safe” and “formaldehyde free”.
“Brazilian Blowout violates California air quality law”, says court documents. The California Attorney General’s office is asking the court to “cease all sales of Brazilian Blowout Solution in or into the state of California.”
In November 2010, the California Attorney General’s office filed a lawsuit against GIB LLC, the makers of Brazilian Blowout, claiming that the high levels of formaldehyde in Brazilian Blowout Solution, then advertised as “safe” and “formaldehyde free”, violated “six state environmental and consumer protection laws.” These laws include: “Proposition 65, the California Safe Cosmetics Act, the False Advertising Law, Consumer Fraud law, the Unfair Competition law and the Consumer Products Regulations of the California Air Resources Board (CARB).” Continue reading →