There are class action lawsuits against makers of Speed Stick, Dove & Degree. Allegations are that they lied to consumers about stain-preventing deodorant & antiperspirant technology.
A recent class action claims that Speed Stick Stainguard Antiperspirant doesn’t work to fight stains and white marks as advertised.
Colgate’s Speed Stick line includes several deodorant and antiperspirant products with various claims and qualities.
The brand’s “StainGuard” line is reportedly advertised as being able to fight yellow stains and white marks in addition to providing odor and wetness protection.
Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this with Scott Hardy, President of Top Class Actions.
Did Deodorant Makers Lie?
In an interesting turn of events, several manufacturers of pit-stain fighting antiperspirants and deodorants just may have lied to consumers.
Sources at the Ring of Fire state that there are class action lawsuits claiming that the deodorant brands misled consumers.
Scott Hardy, President of Top Class Action shares the following discoveries with Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins.
- Class action lawsuits have been filed against makers of Degreee Dry Spray, Dove Invisible Antiperspirant, and SpeedStick Stain Guard
- Makers claim that their antiperspirant won’t stain your shirts, no yellow marks
- Based on some due diligence and investigation, the science isn’t there to back up the claims
- Degree only does a slight reduction of Aluminum Chlorohydrate from 23.3% to 20.2%
- Dove Antiperspirant Spray — no difference between Invisible and non-invisible products, according to the class action. But, they still charge a premium for the Invisible antiperspirant
- SpeedStick dilutes the aluminum zirconium content from 16% to only 10%
- No magic ingredient in any of the antiperspirants that are making them non-staining
These antiperspirant makers attempted to convince consumers that their products wouldn’t stain their shirts.
They charged a premium for these pit-stain fighting products, however they didn’t deliver on their promise.
Consumers believed that they could forego wearing an undershirt, something that would actually protect their shirt from antiperspirant stains.
So they not only paid a premium for the purported stain-blocking antiperspirant, they also lost more money by damaging shirts that otherwise could have been saved.
Deodorant Makers Lie: Video from Ring of Fire
Looking for ways to Remove Deodorant Stains?
If you have pit-stains shirts on your shirts, don’t worry.
There is a way to clean and remove the yellow or brown stains from your shirts.
Check out my Do It Yourself Deodorant Stain Remover article for information on how to create your own at-home pit-stain remover solution.
I’m kinda glad that Nivea isn’t part of this lawsuit. If you read this article, you’ll know what I mean.