WGN Investigates looks at a famous hair product that’s made headlines lately. Wen the celebrity hair care product that’s under fire for causing hair loss. Hair products are a 83 bucks billion sector. That’s a large number but nobody seems to be regulating that market. Even when complaints come in, there’s not much that could be done.
In the Wen casewhile plenty of are good with the product, there’re thousands that reported problems. The product is still being sold currently but it is led lots of to question who’s regulating this stuff. 32. Wen’s cleansing conditioner.
For example, shelley Burnette said It was like my hands were full with my hair and I was like what really is going on with this. At across the same time Chicago hair dresser Judy Santiago had to tell a client, that or even using Wen she was losing hair.
Needless to say, the food and drug administration in addition got complaints and sent the business a letter. Whilst, aside from that not much else they could do. That’s where we get to the real poser. Tina Sigurdson with the atmosphere Working Group out of an advocacy group, DC or is studying the case. She says the firm isn’t revealing enough about what may have caused the hair loss. It is court documents show they’ve done 13 safety tests on the product but entirely revealed 4 results.
You see, they had no rightful obligation to tell the FDA what the studies looked for. Here in Chicago, dr. Omeed hair, memar or even a dermatologist loss professional, has run down ingredients list in the product. He says at 1st glance it looks fine but chemicals list is long.
He considers lots of the following cases should be associated to allergies, which is why all ingredients need to be listed. It is the FDA hasn’t updated its policies on individual care products since WGN Investigates as well looked with success for that there is nobody regulating hair products unless they contain drugs or make medic claims.
The FDA’s hands are tied. While, the ministerial agency can request for a voluntary recall but with nothing like scientific proof that the product is causing damage it is the partnership’s choice to pull an item off shelves. Another question is. What now? There’s a bill in Washington that could tighten restrictions on the beauty market sector. So, it gives the FDA the opportunity to concern mandatory enhance testing guidelines, demand and recalls stricter labeling. It’s a well it is been in the senate since April with little movement.
They forwarded me a list of links to articles that question the group work on additional projects. Right now Wen is in mediation with the class members action lawsuit to try and reach a settlement.