How to make a shampoo that smells like the sea
A woman in a Hawaiian resort resort resort is suing a shampoo manufacturer for allegedly creating a scent that she said made her sick.
The woman, whose name is not being released because she fears for her safety, filed a complaint with the Hawaii Fair Trading Commission over a product that she claims smells like seaweed and salt.
According to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Hawaii County District Court, the shampoo smells like a mixture of seaweed, seaweed oil, sea salt and sea air.
The plaintiff claims that the shampoo also has a “sea-like scent,” and that it “seems to have a sea air effect” and “is extremely irritating.”
The plaintiff, who said she used the shampoo in a hotel room in January, said she was concerned about her safety when she visited the resort in February.
She said she had “tremendous stomach aches” for weeks and she vomited in public a few times.
The plaintiff also said the shampoo smelled like a plastic bag filled with seaweed.
She claims the smell was bad enough to make her vomit, but she also said she felt sick when she used it in public.
The lawsuit alleges that the defendant shampoo company’s product is manufactured under a contract with Hawaii Fair Trade and was sold at a retail store in Honolulu.
The complaint does not identify the plaintiff or her hotel.
The lawsuit also does not specify what the product smelled like, or where she was staying at the time of the incident.
Hawaii Fair Trade issued a statement Tuesday saying it would be reviewing the complaint.