Anyone who bought SNS Nails' dip powder products for at-home use.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe that SNS Nails’ dip powder products, which are advertised as “natural,” “healthy,” and “non-toxic,” may contain toxic chemicals. They're now investigating whether a class action can be filed against SNS Nails over possible false advertising.
Toxic Chemicals, You Say?
Yes, it’s possible that the nail dip powder products may contain synthetic chemicals, one of which is a potential cancer risk, and others known to cause skin irritation.
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit, if successful, could help consumers get back some of the money they spent on the SNS Nails products – and possibly force the manufacturer to change how the products are made or advertised.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed against SNS Nails for possible false advertising.
Specifically, they’re looking into whether nail dip powder products made by SNS Nails contain toxic chemicals, including a possible carcinogen, despite being advertised as “natural,” “healthy,” and “non-toxic.”
The attorneys believe a company whose motto is “Healthy. Natural. Nails.” should not be including synthetic and toxic chemicals in its products – especially if one is a potential cancer risk. Consumers may have been misled by SNS Nails’ representations about its dip powder system.
SNS Nails Products Advertised as “Safe,” “Non-Toxic”
The SNS brand (which stands for Signature Nail Systems) has essentially become a synonym for the trending nail dip powder system – which uses a base coat, a powdered acrylic polish, and a sealer – and has been advertised as “a healthy alternative to conventional approaches” for manicures.
The company claims its dip powder products contain “no toxic chemicals,” are “devoid of harmful chemicals” and are made with only “non-toxic ingredients,” among other claims. In one blog post, SNS Nails says manicures that use its products “will actually make your nails healthier.”
Consumers may have been attracted to SNS Nails’ products based on these claims, but concerns have been raised about the ingredients used in dip powders, including adhesives known to irritate skin and a chemical that could possibly cause cancer.
What Chemicals Do SNS Nails Products Possibly Contain?
It’s believed that SNS Nails products may contain dimethyltolylamine (also known as N,N-Dimethyl-p-toluidine), a synthetic colorless liquid used in paints, sealers, and acrylic resins.
This chemical is a health hazard and can be toxic if absorbed through the skin or inhaled. Prolonged or repeated exposure can cause organ damage, and exposure to high concentrations could even lead to death. Dimethyltolylamine is also a possible carcinogen in humans and has caused cancer in rats and mice.
It’s believed that SNS Nails products also contain benzoyl peroxide, which is used to treat acne and other skin conditions. This chemical is synthetic and may cause skin irritation.
The nail dip powder products may also contain ethyl cyanoacrylate, also known as Krazy Glue, which can cause skin irritation, and polymethyl methacrylate, a synthetic resin refined from crude oil and known more commonly as Plexiglas.
How Could a Class Action Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit, if filed and successful, could help consumers get back some of the money they spent on SNS Nails products, and possibly force the manufacturer to change how it advertises or makes the nail dip powder.