Robbie Hargett May 3, 2016, 12:42pm


SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - A California man is suing Procter & Gamble, alleges it sells a defective deodorant.

Gregory Johnson of San Francisco, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit April 27 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California San Francisco Division against The Procter & Gamble Co., alleging violations of California's Consumer Legal Remedies Act and its Unfair Competition Law, breach of express and implied warranties, strict liability, negligent and unjust enrichment.

The suit alleges Procter & Gamble's Old Spice deodorant products are defective in that they contain a mix of chemicals that produce a significant risk of injury when applied to the skin. Consumers using Old Spice, the complaint states, have reported skin injuries such as rashes, redness, blisters, aches and burns.

The lawsuit states the defendant is aware of its products' propensity to harm the skin but does not warn of this propensity and has not issued a product recall or investigated the cause of the reported injuries.

Johnson and others in the class seek a jury trial, declaratory and injunctive relief, equitable relief, damages or restitution, interests, attorney fees and costs. They are represented by attorneys Daniel C. Girard, Jordan Elias and Linh G. Vuong of Girard Gibbs LLP in San Francisco.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California San Francisco Division Case number 3:16-CV-02302-SK

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U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
450 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

The Procter & Gamble Company
1 Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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