Multiple Lawsuits Accuse Deodorant Makers Of Lying About Staining

If you look at most advertisements for deodorants
today, they’re all going to try to tell you that they are the brand that is not going
to leave these unsightly stains under your arms, on your clothing. But unfortunately, according to a series of
different class action lawsuits, a lot of these claims cannot be backed up by the products
manufacturers. Joining me to talk about this is Scott Hardy
with Top Class Actions. And Scott, we actually, we have three different
class action lawsuits here against three different deodorant companies who all make the same
claim that hey, use our product. It’s not going to leave any marks on your
shirts. It’s not going to stain them. You’re going to be perfectly fine. You’re going to be super cool and confident
all through the evening. These lawsuits say, yeah, none of that is
true whatsoever. Exactly, you know, we have the class actions
against Degree’s DrySpray. There’s the Dove class action about Dove’s
line of invisible antiperspirant sprays and then a Speed Stick with their Stainguard stick. That all, all three of these are promising
that they’re not going to leave marks, that you’re going to be able to use these, you’re
not going to yellow your shirts after long term use. But unfortunately, according to these three
class actions, the science just isn’t there. In the case of Degree, they, they only do
a slight reduction of aluminum, aluminum chlorohydrate from 23.3% to 20.2%. And that aluminum is what yellows your shirt. In the Dove invisible antiperspirant spray,
there’s actually no difference between the invisible and the non invisible product according
to this class action and the, but you are of course paying a premium for the invisible. So the attorney is saying, how, how the heck
can you go ahead and charge a premium for a product by changing the name but not changing
the formulation? And on the Speed Stick class action, again,
they’re just changing the amount of aluminum slightly by, by diluting it a little bit from
16% down to 10%. But that aluminum is what actually is, is
what helps you, the antiperspirant work, and that also unfortunately causes the yellowing
in the shirt. So there, there’s no magic ingredient in any
of these three class actions or these three products, which is making it non staining
or making a difference or justifying a cost increase according to these class actions. Well, and part of the problem too that a lot
of these consumers have, obviously they, they buy these products and then they say, okay,
well maybe now because I’ve got this, that’s not going to leave a mark on my shirt. Maybe I don’t have to wear, wear the undershirt
and I can just go with my regular shirt. And then suddenly this piece of clothing you
have now has these marks on it that you could have avoided, you know, by, by putting on
an extra layer or something like that. But you were told you weren’t going to need
that. So this is a problem and it is costing consumers
more money, not just with the premium they’re paying on the deodorant but also on the clothing
that may now have marks that otherwise would not have had they not thought that the product
was faulty. Exactly. And for any of us that wear dress shirts on
a regular basis, we want these dress shirts the last. We wear under shirts for a reason. We don’t want to go ahead and leave stains
on our dress shirts. You know, if you’re like me because I’m a
giant, all my stuff is custom fit. So me having to get rid of a shirt because
it’s got stains is expensive. I’d much rather go ahead and be able to get
rid of an undershirt or I’d be happy, like you said, to pay a premium. And of course I could do that because I’m
in a dry climate. When I was out in Florida on a regular basis,
wearing dress shirts, I couldn’t wear an undershirt because in the middle of summertime it’s humid. It’s just that heat as you well know, gets
to you. So you can’t even wear an undershirt. So you’re hoping something will work and not
cause your shirt, your shirt to get all marked up. But unfortunately that doesn’t seem to be
the case. So a quick question on these though, because
again, we do have three different class actions. Are these all different firms or who’s, who’s
filing these cases here? So all three of these class actions were filed
by David F. Harvath of the Harvath law firm. And so we see that pretty commonly where an
attorney will identify a problem among multiple companies and then sue each individual company
and those products to try to get those issues fixed. In this case, David Harvath said, hey, you
know, I, I’m looking at the science for this and it’s just not getting backed up by what
these guys are doing in the cause and effect. So, you know, he found out these top three
supposedly anti staining, no white mark deodorants and got class actions filed against them. Fantastic. For more information on any of these lawsuits,
please follow the links in the description of this video. Head on over to Top Class Actions and while
you’re there, make sure you sign up for their weekly newsletter. Scott Hardy, Top Class Actions, always a pleasure
talking to you. Great talking to you too, Farron. Thank you.

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