OSHA Issues Hazard Alert For Brazilian Blowout; Baron & Budd Appointed Class Counsel in Related Litigation
Just last week, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) issued a Hazard Alert for the popular hair straightening treatment Brazilian Blowout. The very same day, the class in the class action lawsuit against GIB, the maker of Brazilian Blowout, was certified by a California federal court and Baron & Budd was appointed class counsel.
The law firm of Baron & Budd filed a lawsuit against GIB in November of 2010, regarding their products Brazilian Blowout Solution and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. The suit claimed that GIB misled salon owners and hair stylists with deceptive marketing and advertising about the Brazilian Blowout Solution. The product, touted as “formaldehyde-free” and “healthy” for the hair, was found to have incredibly high levels of the harmful chemical in it by tests conducted by Oregon OSHA and California OSHA.