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Suit: Old Spice deodorant leaves burns, rashes

Posted: 11:22 AM, Mar 28, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-28 18:22:38Z
A Virginia man has filed a class action lawsuit against Procter & Gamble, the maker of Old Spice, claiming the deodorant causes rashes and burns. 
 
According to KABC -TV , Rodney Colley alleges that he sustained rashes and burns from using Old Spice deodorant. 
 
“Old Spice deodorant… regularly and routinely causes rashes, irritation, burning and other injury to unsuspecting customers,” the lawsuit states. 
 
The suit cites 13 different Old Spice products as being “defective.”
 
“The risks associated with the design and formulation of the Old Spice products at issue are more dangerous than a reasonably prudent consumer would expect when used in its intended way,” the lawsuit states. 
 
The lawsuit is seeking at least $25,000 per victim, ABC7 reports. 
 
Proctor & Gamble released the following statement to ABC7:
"The safety of the men who use Old Spice is the foundation of everything we do. We go to great lengths to ensure our products are safe to use, and tens of millions of men use this product with confidence and without incident every year. A small number of men may experience irritation due to alcohol sensitivity, a common ingredient used across virtually all deodorant products. For men who have experienced a reaction to a deodorant, an antiperspirant may be a better option because they have a different formulation. If anyone using Old Spice has questions, we encourage them to call us at 1-800-677-7582."