BENTON, Ill. (Legal Newsline) — Two Illinois women are suing Andalou Naturals Inc., claiming the company is deceptive and that it sells products with harmful chemicals.


Cassandra York and Stephanie Teachout of Benton, Illinois, filed a class action lawsuit, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, against Andalou Naturals Inc., alleging deceptive, unfair and false merchandising practices regarding its Andalou Naturals line of hair car products.


According to the lawsuit, Andalou Naturals, by naming its product “Naturals,” unfairly duped consumers into believing the products consisted solely of natural ingredients. The plaintiffs argue that the products actually contained a multitude of synthetic and potentially harmful chemicals.

These chemicals allegedly include Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate and Exthylexylglycerin. Two of the purported ingredients, Sodium Benzoate and Citric Acid, may combine to form Benzene – a known carcinogen linked to blood cancers like leukemia - the complaint says.


York and Teachout seek compensatory damages on behalf of a class of people, pre- and post-judgment interest and reasonable and necessary attorneys’ fees and costs. They are represented by Matthew H. Armstrong of Armstrong Law Firm LLC and Stuart L. Cochran of the Law Offices of Stuart L. Cochran PLLC.


U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois Case number 3:16-cv-894

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