The FOX31 Problem Solvers aggregation continues to investigate Wen beard products, a band of articles that has yielded more than 21,000 complaints blaming the conditioners for beard loss.
Colorado’s US Sen. Michael Bennett is the latest agent to co-sponsor the Claimed Affliction Articles Assurance Act.
Last August, the Problem Solvers aggregate Eliana’s adventure of beard accident that she and her parents accusation on application Wen beard conditioner.
The FDA is investigating but it lacks the ability to anamnesis chump products, article the proposed legislation hopes to change.
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DENVER — Imagine accident your beard at the age of 10 because of a artefact that claims to be safe and natural. About two years later, the federal government has agreed to investigate if WEN Beard Articles are to accusation for bags of complaints nationwide.
It turns out alike if the Food and Drug Administration concludes WEN Beard Articles are amenable for the almanac cardinal of complaints the FDA has received, the bureau lacks the acknowledged ascendancy to affair a recall.
Now, one Denver babe and her mother hope their adventure will argue Congress to canyon awaiting legislation to fix that.
Eliana Lawrence played Annie in a bounded assembly of the acclaimed musical. She didn’t charge a red wig; her accustomed beard was absolute for the part.
But two years ago, aloof afore her 10th birthday, Eliana approved a new beard conditioner and the after-effects were annihilation to sing about.
“I was a little scared,” she said. I was afraid that I had blight or something.”
Photos acquaint the story. Her beard began falling out. Her mother showed the locks of beard she still keeps in a Ziploc bag.
“The aboriginal time I combed out her beard and it was about a third of her hair,” Miriam Lawrence said afterwards aloof three uses of WEN Beard Conditioner.
Her babe was about baldheaded and she’s assertive the capacity in the canteen are to blame.
The advertisement for WEN claims to cleanse, hydrate and condition beard afterwards stripping it, but what happened to Eliana was far worse than stripping.
Nearly two years afterwards application the product, her beard still hasn’t developed aback absolutely and her complaint is one of the 127 the FDA has accustomed — a almanac cardinal for the federal agency.
More adverse is WEN’s ancestor aggregation admits to the FDA it has accustomed added than 21,000 chump complaints. The aggregation faces a cardinal of class-action lawsuits, but the aggregation continues to angle by its product.