Formaldehyde found in Victoria's Secret bras
Formaldehyde has been found in Victoria’s Secret bras. There has been a lawsuit filed against the company claiming the Very Sexy Extreme Push-Up and Angels Secret Embrace bars made an Ohio woman sick.
Ohio resident Roberta Ritter filed a lawsuit against the company May 14, claiming the Angels Secret Embrace and Very Sexy Extreme Me Push-Up bras she purchased made her sick.
"I had the welts ... very red, hot to the touch, extremely inflamed, blistery. It itched profusely," Ritter, 37, told ABC News. "I couldn't sleep, waking up itching."
Tests revealed the bras contained formaldehyde, which some people can be allergic to. A class action lawsuit was filed in May but we won’t hear if the case moves forward until later on this year.
Ritter's lawyers said they purchased the same bra types named in the suit and had them tested at a lab. The tests revealed that the bras contained formaldehyde, a chemical used in embalming. The lawyers believe Ritter may be allergic to formaldehyde.
A Victoria's Secret spokesperson said the company is investigating the complaints and released this statement:
"We are sorry that a small number of people have had an issue and we want to help them determine the cause. Customer safety and satisfaction are always our primary concerns and we take seriously any issues our customers may have with our products."
What do you think – is the Ohio woman over reacting? The bras mentioned in the lawsuit still remain on Victoria’s Secret shelves nationwide. Should Victoria’s Secret put a warning label on their bras?
A Victoria's Secret spokesperson admitted the company had received direct complaints from customers, but added the bras remain on store shelves.