This hair care company could owe its customers millions

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"You have nothing to lose but bad hair days," the announcer on a Wen by Chaz Dean commercial said.

But people who used the Wen Cleansing Conditioner products say they did have something to lose: their hair.

And now, a settlement to a class action lawsuit appears to be moving forward.

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The Los Angeles Business Journal reports that a federal judge has approved a preliminary settlement of over $26 million.

Six million people are apparently eligible for some kind of award.

According to KCBS, people who simply bought the products could get $25, while those who experienced hair loss and scalp irritation could get up to $20,000.

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The class action lawsuit against Wen by Chaz Dean and direct marketing company Guthy-Renker was originally filed in July 2014. Now, over 200 women from 40 different states have joined the suit.

They said the products caused hair loss, scalp irritation and rashes.

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In a statement obtained by People, the company said, "Wen by Chaz Dean is safe and we continue to provide our hundreds of thousands of customers with the Wen by Chaz Dean products that they know and love. Since the process of litigation is time consuming and costly, we made a business decision to pursue a settlement and put this behind us so that we can focus on delivering quality products."

A federal judge must still give final approval of the settlement.

Still, the headache likely won't be over for Wen. The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the reports of adverse reactions to the cleansing conditioner products.

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The Consumer Safety Commission announced a safety recall on September 15, 2016 for Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after users reported that some of the devices caught fire when charging.

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June 28, 2016, Ikea recalls 29 million chests and dressers after six children were killed when the furniture toppled over and fell on them.

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Subaru announced Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, the company was recalling more than 100,000 of its top-selling models in the U.S. because a turbocharger air pump can run continuously, overheat and could cause fires.

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Snickers bars are seen in this picture illustration taken February 23, 2016. Mars Inc has recalled chocolate bars and other products in 55 countries, mainly in Europe, after bits of plastic were found in a Snickers bar in Germany, the U.S. chocolate maker said on Tuesday. All of the recalled products, which include Mars, Snickers and Milky Way bars, were manufactured at a Dutch factory in Veghel, according to a Mars spokeswoman. The recall follows a January 8th complaint from a consumer in Germany, who said she found red plastic in a Snickers bar and sent it back to the company.

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Ford announced Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, that the company is recalling about 74,000 Focus hatchback cars with manual transmissions in the U.S. and Canada because the hatches can be unlatched too easily while the cars are moving.

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