Lawmakers Demand Recall Of Formaldehyde Hair Products

Law360, New York (May 10, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT) -- Ten members of the U.S. House of Representatives asked the Food and Drug Administration on Friday to immediately issue a recall of hair-straightening products with high levels of formaldehyde that they say pose health risks for stylists and consumers.

In a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, the Democratic lawmakers said a recall of products such as Brazilian Blowout Solution and Acai Professional Smoothing Solution was just one of several actions that the agency should take over hair straighteners containing the carcinogen, which in some...
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