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FDA Product Investigation: WEN

FDA Product Investigation: WEN

The FDA has released a statement about their investigation into WEN By Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioners.  The FTC has received 127 reports from consumers in regards to the products.  It is the “largest number of report ever associated with any cosmetic hair cleansing product including cleansing conditioners.”  They are also investigating more than “21,000 complaints” they “learned of during inspections” of facilities.  They have not yet determined a cause for the adverse reactions. They are asking the company, consumers, and physicians for data to help them figure out the cause.

In the Information for Consumers statement the reports since 2011 mention:

  • The Cleansing Conditioners
  • Some mention using other WEN Products in addition to the cleansing conditioners
  • 66% (5,689) of all hair loss complaints named the Sweet Almond Mint variety
  • 2,537 complaints mentioned the Lavender variety
  • 1,542 mentioned the Pomegranate variety

If you, or someone you know, has used their products and suffered an adverse effect please report it to the FDA.

Statement of FDA Investigation

The FDA is investigating reports of hair loss, hair breakage, balding, itching, and rash associated with the use of WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner products. While the FDA continues its investigation, consumers should be aware of reactions reported in association with the use of WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner products. Consumers who experience a reaction after using WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner products should stop using the product and consult with their dermatologist or other health care provider. The agency also urges consumers to report to FDA any reactions they may have experienced when using these products.

As of July 7, 2016, the FDA had received 127 adverse event reports directly from consumers about WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner products, the largest number of reports ever associated with any cosmetic hair cleansing product, including cleansing conditioners. We also are investigating more than 21,000 complaints reported directly to Chaz Dean, Inc. and Guthy Renker, LLC that we learned of during inspections of manufacturing and distribution facilities.

The FDA has not yet determined a possible cause for the adverse events that have been reported, and today has called on the company to “provide any data that might help us to better understand the reports of hair loss associated with the use of WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner products.” The FDA also has reached out to physicians and other health care providers asking them to notify their patients of hair loss and other complaints associated with the use of these products and to report adverse events to the agency.

The FDA will provide additional updates as new information becomes available.

Additional Information

FDA Information for Consumers About WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioners


Stop Funding the Palestinian Authority – Sign the Petition

The Palestinian Authority does not want peace with Israel. They support brutal murders – car rammings. stabbings, rocket attacks and ongoing incitement – against Israeli citizens.

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“PA President Abbas has confirmed that, of the pledged $440 million in foreign aid that the PA will receive from the United States, an estimated $46 million will be allocated to support prisoners” The criminals and terrorists that murder innocent children like those 3 kidnapped boys – one an American (Naftali Fraenkel), run over 3-month old babies visiting from the US (Chaya Zissel Braun) – and then write songs about how glorious it is, stab Christians while they hike (Kay Wilson & Kristine Luken), and hack old people to death (too many instances come to mind). We are paying the Palestinian terrorists families a salary for their having comitted a crime. This is AGAINST OUR LAWS. The US prohibits criminals from profiting from their crimes. So why are we paying terrorists for having killed our citizens and Israels?


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