A class action lawsuit alleges that Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum contains flammable ingredients that can ignite when it is heated up. A Federal Court Judge has now certified the class. See Catherine Altamura v. L’Oreal, USA, Inc. and L’Oreal USA Products, Inc., Case No. 11-cv-05465 6W(CWX), U.S. District Court, Central District of California.
The lawsuit alleges that the product contains two flammable ingredients–cyclopentasiloxane and dimenthiconol. L’Oreal, the maker of the product denies the allegations and has expressed their intent to vigorously defend these claims.
Allegedly, when contacted by a heat source such as a curling iron or possibly even hot stage lights used in soft drink commercials, these ingredients could ignite causing the user to ‘go Jackson.’ The lawsuits allege that the manufacturer failed to warn the consumers of the dangers. However, the L’Oreal’s website clearly warns that Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum gives “the most intense smoothing yet.” Boy do they mean intense!
The certification of this class action deals a damaging blow to anti-frizz fighters everywhere. If these lawsuits succeed and cause a recall of all Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum, a powerful weapon in the battle against hair frizz will be eliminated. Advertisements for the product claim that it “locks out frizz for a full 3 days, even in 97% humidity.” Since this product has been sold nationwide for several years, millions of smoothed heads could be could now be faced with having to explore new frizz-fighting alternatives possibly even having to fight the frizz one day at a time.
Experts suggest that frizz fighters may have to turn to the one cure-all source for their anti-frizz needs: Jeremiah Peabody’s polyunsaturated quick dissolving, fast-acting, pleasant tasting green and purple pill. Although yet unconfirmed, these little green and purple pills are reported to be” the wonder drug that cures all your ills” from arthritis to fungus and mongus. Will this be the next step in the fight against frizz? We do not know the answer for sure, however, for just $1.98, it sure seems worth the try.
Disclaimer: This blog post is intended for humor only and is not intended to be taken seriously nor a comment upon the merits of any claim referenced herein.