Men and women are flooding popular deodorant brand Old Spice’s Facebook page with pictures of skin irritation.
Some people who have used Procter & Gamble Co. (Old Spice)’s products say they have suffered from rashes and chemical burns.
Now the company is facing a lawsuit filed by a Virginia man, Rodney Colley.
Colley provided pictures for the lawsuit in which he says his skin became irritated after using Old Spice deodorant.
“After only a few uses of the Old Spice product, Plaintiff suffered severe rashes, burning and discomfort requiring the Plaintiff to immediately cease using the product,” claims the lawsuit.
The lawsuit indicates Colley is not alone, “plaintiff’s experience is by no means isolated or represents outlying occurrences. Indeed, the internet is replete with examples of consumers who have complained of the exact same issues with Old Spice deodorants.”
GALLERY | Old Spice complaints
Additional pictures and comments from other consumers are included in the lawsuit, including one from a North Carolina mother.
Sharon of Granite Falls writes, “My son has been using Old Spice Swagger Deodorant and has a rash in his armpit that is red and burning. We will never buy these products again!!! Shame on you Procter and Gamble for continuing to produce this product with all these reviews, and without warning!!!”
Products listed in the lawsuit include: Old Spice After Hours Deodorant, Old Spice Champion Deodorant, Old Spice Pure Sport High Endurance Deodorant, Old Spice Arctic Force High Endurance Deodorant, Old Spice Bearglove Deodorant, Old Spice Lion Pride Deodorant, Old Spice Swagger Deodorant, Old Spice Fresh High Endurance Deodorant, Old Spice Aqua Reef Deodorant, Old Spice Classic Fresh Deodorant, Old Spice Fiji Deodorant and Old Spice Wolfhorn Deodorant.
In addition to Rodney Colley, three pictures from different consumers are in the lawsuit. Each of these consumers claims to have received skin irritation after using Old Spice deodorant.
According to the lawsuit, there are also complaints on YouTube that document “armpit irritation, rashing and burning caused by Old spice deodorant.”
“There are literally hundreds of online complaints regarding Defendant’s product(s). As such, and upon information and belief, there have been hundreds, if not thousands, of consumers damaged by Defendant’s actions and product,” says the lawsuit.
The lawsuit claims, “the problems experienced by the Plaintiff are neither isolated, nor unique. Indeed, the problem is rampant, and rather than acknowledge the serious issue, Defendant is concealing it in order to continue selling the product and reaping windfall profits.”
Read the lawsuit here | P&G Old Spice Lawsuit
If you have experienced a similar reaction or have questions, you can call Old Spice at 1-800-677-7582.