In early May 2012, four women claimed that two chemicals in Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum can ignite at 171 degrees Fahrenheit. Because most flat iron temperatures typically range from 300-450 degrees Fahrenheit, L’Oréal’s product can cause dangerous reactions.
WWD reported that “defendants had failed to label the frizz-reducing product as combustible or flammable near flame, ignition or high-heat-producing styling appliances, and misrepresented the product as safe to use with such implements, according to court documents.”
On May 7, 2012, District Court Judge Christina A. Snyder of the Central District of California maintained that the plaintiffs adequately alleged economic injury for the class suit. It will be interesting to see what kind of remedy the plaintiffs will seek, seeing as how they have not alleged that they sustained any injury.