Man’s suit alleges P&G’s Old Spice deodorant caused rashes

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A Virginia man alleges in a federal lawsuit that a Procter & Gamble Co. deodorant caused rashes, burning and other discomfort.

The suit filed this month in the U.S. district court for southern Ohio seeks damages, restitution and other penalties for P&G while asking a judge to certify it as a class action. Plaintiff Rodney Colley, of Alexandria, Virginia, claims there are “hundreds, if not thousands” of unnamed consumers possibly damaged by the company’s actions and products.

The complaint cites 13 deodorants in the Old Spice line, with names including Swagger, Fiji and Bearglove.

P&G spokesman Damon Jones says the Cincinnati-based consumer products maker is still reviewing the complaint but is confident that Old Spice is safe to use, and that tens of millions of men use it with confidence. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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