Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Is There Formaldehyde In Your Bra?
Good Morning America has an interesting piece today about the claim the Victoria's Secret using Formaldehyde in their popular bras.
This appears to be the case according to a potential class action lawsuit in which consumers claim they've experienced very uncomfortable symptoms, like rashes, hives and permanent scarring from Victoria's Secret bras.
Roberta, 37, filed a lawsuit against the company May 14 in relation to the Angels Secret Embrace and Very Sexy Extreme Me Push-Up bras she said she purchased.
Her lawyers said dozens of other women have contacted them with similar claims involving a number of the intimate brand's collections. Many seek to be a part of the potential class action lawsuit.
Independant testing done on the same bra types named in the suit from Victoria's Secret has found the chemical formaldehyde present.
This claim is being disputed by the lingerie giant.
"It may not be something that they're specifying to put in their bra, but somehow it's making its way into the manufacturing process because it was certainly present," said attorney Dawn Chmielewski of Climaco, Lefkowitz, Peca, Wilcox & Garofoli Co., L.P.A.This is all very interesting to me because I keep breaking out in bumps around the area that my bra covers. Just last week I told my husband I thought that my bra was causing the itching rashes, but he thinks I'm crazy... Am I?