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FDA Proposes Hair Relaxer Ban Due to Formaldehyde, Uterine Cancer Risk

November 20, 2023   |  
Proposed Ban Follows a Wave of Hair Relaxer Lawsuits The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken a decisive step to ensure consumer safety by proposing a ban on formaldehyde in hair relaxers. This comes in the wake of mounting evidence about the health risks associated with this chemical....
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Hair Relaxer Lawsuits Consolidated Into MDL: April 2023 Updates

March 31, 2023   |  
Hair Relaxer Class-Action MDL Will Streamline the Litigation Process A judicial panel established a hair-relaxer multi-district litigation (MDL) in February, 2023, centralizing all current and future cases under one judge in the Northern District of Illinois. The MDL will consolidate claims that hair relaxers and straighteners cause uterine and other...
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Federal Panel Considers Hair Relaxer MDL

January 28, 2023   |  
Judicial Panel to Consider Consolidation of Hair Relaxer Lawsuits into MDL More than 100 hair relaxer lawsuits have been filed as research continues to link uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, and other injuries to chemical hair relaxer use. A judicial panel will consider consolidating these lawsuits in February 2023, establishing a...
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Hair Straightener and Relaxer Products Linked to Uterine Cancer

November 7, 2022   |  
In the past few years, there has been a growing concern among the public and the medical community about hair straightening chemicals and their potential to cause cancer. A recent study has now demonstrated that there is a significantly increased risk for uterine cancer in women who use chemical hair...
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