Perfect Image Solutions, LLC voluntarily recalled an entire lot of what the Food and Drug Administration deemed "unapproved new drugs." The recalled products were being used to prevent or slow hair loss, as well as encourage hair regrowth, but have been removed from shelves due to their potential danger to users.
All products of Men's Minoxidil 15% Azelaic 5% hair regrowth topical, 60mL; Men's Minoxidil 10% Azelaic 5% hair regrowth topical, 60mL; Men's Minoxidil 5% Azelaic 5% hair regrowth topical, 60mL; Women's Minoxidil 3% Azelaic 5% hair regrowth topical, 60mL; and hair regrowth shampoo enhanced with Ketoconazole and salicylic acid, 180mL, have been taken off of consumer shelves.
The recalled products are believed to be potential health hazards which could pose the risk of systemic absorption among the individuals who use them. The problem seems to lie within the Minoxidil included in the drugs, especially among the topical products containing 10-15% of the ingredient. Among the risk factors of Minoxidil at the 10% & 15% levels are cardiac related symptoms such as heart palpitations and low blood pressure. In addition, individuals suffering from skin conditions such as psoriasis, abrasions, or even sunburns could suffer from an aggravated for of absorption of the topical product.
Further adverse reactions felt by users of the topical products include sensitivity to sunburn, dry skin, itching, and general skin irritation. In relation to the shampoo products, hair discoloration, curl removal, abnormal texture, stinging, burning, itching, and irritation could result.
Consumers can recognize the product by its packaging: single unit packages of plastic shampoo bottles or glass-dropper containers with the name Perfect Image Solutions on the container. The products were distributed nationwide, and even went worldwide via the internet. These products should be disposed of immediately if purchased on or before expiration dates specific to each good. All expiration dates fall within the period of October 2013 and December 2013, with the exception of Men's Minoxidil 5% Azelaic 5% hair regrowth topical, 60 mL which should not be used with if the expiration date is on or before September 2014.
If you unsuspectingly purchased this product or another which was later recalled for defective reasons, then you should not wait to speak with a Houston personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The recall of a product implies that specific legal measures were not properly adhered to before the goods made it onto shelves and into the hands of consumers. The law calls for strict safety testing before drugs and consumer goods are marketed. When these tests are improperly conducted or not conducted at all, the dangers they present to users are many.
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