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Details on how to file a claim for the Brazilian Blowout class action settlement have arrived. If you purchased a Brazilian Blowout solution or received treatment using these products, you may be entitled to a cash payment under the class action settlement.
A federal judge preliminarily approved the $4 million Brazilian Blowout class action settlement on June 5, which will resolve claims that the manufacturer of the products, GIB LLC, failed to warn consumers and salon workers that the popular hair-straightening product emits toxic formaldehyde gas – a known carcinogen. Labels for the product deceptively said that it was “formaldehyde-free,” “salon safe” and contained “no harsh chemicals,” according to the class action lawsuit (In re: GIB LLC Cases).
Class Members of the Brazilian Blowout settlement include all persons or entities in the U.S. who purchased Brazilian Blowout Products from GIB or one of its authorized distributors on or before June 6, 2012 (“Stylist” Class Members) or who underwent a treatment using Brazilian Blowout products on or before June 6, 2012 (“Consumer” Class Members).
The Brazilian Blowout class action settlement will provide cash payments to stylists and consumers out of a $4,225,000 settlement fund.
Stylists who submit a valid Claim Form will receive $75 for each purchase of a Brazilian Blowout product. Stylists may also choose to forfeit their cash refund and choose to return, at no expense, unopened bottles for an exchange with a bottle of new Brazilian Blowout Zero.
Consumers who submit a valid Claim Form will receive $35 for each Brazilian Blowout treatment they received, up to a maximum of three treatments ($105).
Any Class Member in either category (Stylist or Consumer) can also claim up to $2,000 in medical reimbursement if they include records that reasonably demonstrate medical expenses incurred as a result of experiencing any short-term symptom or condition caused by exposure to the formaldehyde in the Brazilian Blowout products. The qualifying transitory symptoms/conditions for medical reimbursement include:
- Eye disorders (irritation, increased tearing, blurred vision, hyperemia),
- Nervous system disorders (headache, burning sensation, dizziness, syncope)
- Respiratory tract disorders (cough, nasal discomfort, wheezing, throat irritation, etc.)
- Nausea hypotrichosis, chest pain, chest discomfort, vomiting, rash
The only way to receive a cash award from the Brazilian Blowout settlement is to submit a valid Claim Form and supporting documents no later than September 23, 2013.
Claim Forms and more information on your rights in the Brazilian Blowout Class Action Lawsuit Settlement can be found at www.BrazilianBlowoutSettlement.com.
The case is In re: GIB LLC Cases, Case No. J.C.C.P. 4657, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.
How to File a Claim for the Brazilian Blowout Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
Website of the Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Administrator: www.BrazilianBlowoutSettlement.com
Address to submit a claim form (REQUIRED):
The easiest way to file a claim for the Brazilian Blowout settlement is to submit a Claim Form online at www.BrazilianBlowoutSettlement.com. You can also mail a claim to the following address:
Brazilian Blowout Settlement
c/o Heffler Claims Group
P.O. Box 58580
Philadelphia, PA 19102-8580
Phone Number to call for assistance: 888-980-9431
Purchased On or Before: June 6, 2012
Claims must be postmarked by: 9/23/13
Settlement Administrator: Heffler Claims Group
BARON & BUDD, P.C.
Thomas H. Clarke
ROPERS MAJESKI KOHN BENTLEY, PC
UPDATE: A California judge granted final approval to the Brazilian Blowout class action settlement on Dec. 24, 2013. Settlement checks will be mailed within 30 days after the Effective Date.
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