BELLEVILLE — Several consumers are suing the manufacturers of Just For Men hair products after allegedly suffering chemical burns.
Steven J. Akerhielm, Robert Buchanan, Kenneth W. Dunaway Sr., et al. filed a complaint on Nov. 17 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Combe Inc., Combe Products Inc., Combe Laboratories and Combe International Ltd., alleging they supplied products that caused injuries.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they used the Just For Men products and applied them as directed, but suffered severe reactions including chemical burns, infections, irritation and swelling requiring medical treatment.
The plaintiffs allege the defendants defectively designed and manufactured Just For Men hair dyes and failed to provide adequate safety information and warnings regarding the risk of using the products.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendants in an amount in excess of the jurisdictional limits of the court, costs incurred for this action and such other relief as the court deems just and proper.
They are represented by Eric D. Jackstadt and Paul J. Napoli of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-613