FDA Launches Investigation After Thousands Of Complaints Pour In About WEN Hair Products
The FDA is currently investigating 127 reports from customers who had hair loss related side effects after using WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner products.
The FDA says it’s the largest number of reports to be associated with hair cleansing products. On top of that, the FDA is also investigating more than 21,000 complaints related to Chaz Dean, Inc. and parent company, Gunther Renker, LLC.
The FDA’s press release:
The FDA is investigating reports of hair loss, hair breakage, balding, itching, and rash associated with the use of WEN by Chaz DeanCleansing Conditioner products. While the FDA continues its investigation, consumers should be aware of reactions reported in association with the use of WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner products. Consumers who experience a reaction after using WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner products should stop using the product and consult with their dermatologist or other health care provider. The agency also urges consumers to report to FDA any reactions they may have experienced when using these products.
Already, more than 200 women have joined a class-action lawsuit against the company for the hair-loss that they suffered.
In 2014 when Florida resident and nurse practitioner Amy Friedman purchased the WEN Cleansing Conditioner in “Sweet Almond Mint.” She lost one-third of her hair after using the product.
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