THE LOUISIANA woman who went viral after posting her sticky situation trying to remove Gorilla Glue from her scalp says she’s stuck on suing the company for not warning to avoid product on hair.
Tessica Brown is considering litigation after neither the hospital nor Gorilla Glue’s advice helped her get to the root of her hair problem.
TikToker Tessica Brown is set to sue Gorilla Glue after its product remained stuck on her head over a month after she applied itCredit: @im_d_ollady/TikTok
Brown said the hospital applied acetone to her head but it left the glue virtually untouchedCredit: Instagram
According to TMZ, Brown hired an attorney and is currently weighing litigation against Gorilla Glue for the lack of a disclaimer clearly warning to avoid putting the product on one’s scalp.
Gorilla Glue, which has a product label warning against close contact with eyes, skin or clothing, does not mention avoiding contact with hair as a precaution.
Brown’s ordeal turned into a viral sensation when she first posted a video of herself exasperated at the fact that over a month after first applying the now hardened adhesive to her hair, it was still not coming off.
Over the weekend, Brown visited the ER where healthcare workers put acetone on the back of her head.
Gorilla Glue issued a statement expressing condolences for Brown but added its product is not for use on hairCredit: Twitter
Brown has since raised over $12,500 on a GoFundMe she opened a day agoCredit: Instagram
Instead of getting her glued hair free, it burned her scalp and ended up making the glue gooey before it hardened once again.
The company tweeted a statement expressing condolences for Brown’s situation.
“We are aware of the situation and we are very sorry to hear about the unfortunate incident that Miss Brown experienced using our Spray Adhesive on her hair,” the tweet read. “We are glad to see in her recent video that Miss Brown has received medical treatment from her local medical facility and wish her the best.”
Accompanying the tweet is a longer statement from Gorilla Glue saying the product was not intended for hair use.
“This is a unique situation because this product is not indicated for use in or on hair as it is considered permanent,” read the Gorilla Glue tweet. “Our spray adhesive states in the warning label ‘do not swallow. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing.”
A spokesperson for the companny also told TMZ that “the less aggressive solvent for her hair/scalp would be rubbing alcohol to try and saturate her hair and then gently comb it out and shampoo.”
Brown started a GoFundMe that has since raised over $12,500 since she opened it a day ago.