Dabur Sued In US, Canada For Alleged Cancer Causing Product
CHICAGO, IL (IANS) – US consumers in the hair relaxer product industry have alleged that subsidiaries of Dabur India sold and manufactured hair relaxer products that contain chemicals and that the use has caused ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, and other health issues in the users.
Dabur gave details of litigations pending in the US, against Namaste Laboratories, Dermoviva Skin Essentials, and Dabur International, all of which are subsidiaries of Dabur India Limited.
Cases have been filed in both federal and state courts in the US and in Canada.
The federal cases were consolidated as a Multi-District Litigation, also referred to as MDL, before the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Dabur said.
Currently, there are approximately 5400 cases in the MDL which names Namaste, Dermoviva, and DINTL as defendants along with certain other industry players.
All three deny liability and have retained counsel to defend them in these lawsuits as these allegations are based on unsubstantiated and incomplete studies.