SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a consumer product manufacturer alleging that it did not include the harmful effects of using Old Spice deodorant on its labels.
Gregory Johnson filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on April 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against The Procter & Gamble Co. citing alleged breach of implied warranty, strict liability, negligence and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in October 2015, he suffered personal injuries when he used Old Spice Swagger and Classic deodorants. He alleges he had to visit the doctor when a rash worsened and turned into open sores from the use of the deodorant. The plaintiff holds The Procter & Gamble Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly was aware of the deodorant's propensity to harm the skin but failed to warn its customers about the harmful effects.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks injunctive, declaratory and other equitable relief, damages in the amount to be determined in trial, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by Daniel C. Girard, Jordan Elias and Linh G. Vuong of Girard Gibbs LLP in San Francisco.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-02302-SK