How the hell did this story get by us: Chaz Dean’s Wen Hair Care and marketer Guthy-Renker have reached a $26.25 million settlement of a class action suit brought by consumers who alleged the product made them lose hair.
People magazine, of all places, on Nov. 7 wrote about the proposed settlement of the lawsuit filed against QVC vendor Dean. At that time, the publication said that a South Cali federal judge would have to approve the deal.
Apparently the judge did OK it, because QVC customers who bought Wen from the home shopping network have received emails about the multi-million dollar settlement.
There are two tiers of those eligible for greenbacks: Some will get $25 and others — who alleged severe damage to their hair and scalps — are entitled to up to $20,000.
Despite the settlement, Wen says it did no wrong.
“Wen by Chaz Dean is safe and we continue to provide our hundreds of thousands of customers with the Wen by Chaz Dean products that they know and love.” the company said in a statement. “Since the process of litigation is time consuming and costly, we made a business decision to pursue a settlement and put this behind us so that we can focus on delivering quality products.”
This summer the Food and Drug Administration announced that it was launching an investigation of Wen after receiving 127 consumer complaints against the product.