Friedman, et al. v. Guthy-Renker LLC, et al., Case No. 2:14-cv-06009-ODW (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California).
This case concerns allegations of severe hair loss and scalp irritation resulting from use of Wen haircare products. The products are manufactured and sold by one of the largest direct marketing firms in the world, Guthy-Renker, as well as WEN by Chaz Dean, Inc. Defendants’ advertising indicates that the product is safe and that consumers cannot use too much or leave the product in too long. To the contrary, many consumers have experienced extreme and abnormal hair loss of one-quarter to one-third of their hair, despite using the product as directed.
A preliminary settlement approval hearing is set for August 1, 2016.