Victoria’s Secret: She’s Giving You A Rash!
Victoria’s got a secret. Formaldehyde, the same stuff that preserves corpses, may be giving your boobs a lift, a rash, and even permanent scars. A few women are claiming they developed medical issues from wearing the “Angel’s Secret Embrace” and “Very Sexy Extreme Push Up” bras, and want Vicky to compensate them. Lead by Roberta Ritter, a 37-year-old woman who says she experienced itchy blisters from her bras, the group of women are filing a class action lawsuit against the undergarment company. Shockingly enough, even after collecting complaints from customers and the impending legal action, those particular styles of Victoria Secret bras are still on shelves! Is VS just trying to tempt more people to join the lawsuit? So far, dozens of women have already banded together to battle the bra-maker, but VS is still pooh-poohing their responsibility for the rash of rashes. Despite what lab testing has confirmed, the manufacturer denies the use of formaldehyde in any of their products. Victoria’s Secret released a statement saying, “We are sorry that a small number of people have had an issue and we want to help them determine the cause.” Well, now the courts are going to find out who’s responsible, the first hearing is slated for May of 2009. Ahh, the price we pay to stay perky! [ABC News]