Hawaii consumers may be affected by alleged defective products

On Behalf of | Apr 9, 2016 | Product Liability |

Many consumers in Hawaii and elsewhere have bathroom shelves in their homes that are filled with store-bought products. Some may actually have defective products among their supplies. When a purchased product causes an injury to a consumer, the law allows the injured victim to seek full recovery of losses by filing a legal claim in a civil court.

One woman recently said that she is considering filing a claim against Procter & Gamble in connection with chemical burns her son reportedly suffered after using the company’s Old Spice deodorant products. The young man’s mother said that after applying the deodorant, the skin under her son’s arms was burned so badly it began peeling. Apparently, the company is aware of this and other similar situations, and it maintains that consumer safety is its number one priority, while stating it has added no ingredients to its products that are not commonly used in most other commercial deodorants.

A man in Virginia apparently suffered similar injuries after using Old Spice deodorant and has filed a class action lawsuit against Procter & Gamble. Damages sought exceed $5 million. Thirteen different types of Old Spice deodorant products were published in a recent list of items that may be potentially dangerous to those who use them.

Obviously, many consumers in Hawaii use everyday personal hygiene products, such as deodorants. If a person believes that defective products have caused him or her  to suffer injury or illness, he or she may take steps to legally rectify the situation by contacting a product liability attorney in the area. Through sound legal counsel and effective representation, an injured consumer can seek maximum compensation for damages against any manufacturer or distributor throughout the sales chain that has knowingly placed such products into the hands of consumers.

Source:, “Customer files lawsuit against Old Spice over defective products“, David Gonzalez, March 28, 2016