You might love the look of Victoria's Secret bras on the both the models and yourself, but watch out for the long-term possible outcome.
These bras promise more than just a lift; they also promise possible rashes, scars and other skin reactions. Dozens of complaints have been coming into the company. Some allege severe discomfort and pain. Concern for the handling of the product, and if there is negligence from the manufacturers of the bras.
"When you heat the bras by putting it in the dryer, it releases the resins embedded in the fabric," said plaintiffs' attorney Daniel Becnel Jr., whose Reserve, La.-based law firm filed both the consolidation petition and a lawsuit on behalf of a Baton Rouge woman.
The petition, filed Wednesday with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, asks that the cases be heard together by a federal judge in Baton Rouge, La. The Washington, D.C., panel didn't immediately act on the request.
Limited Brands says Victoria Secret does not add formaldehyde to its bras, and it says independent tests show the bras are formaldehyde-free or have only small traces of the chemical that wouldn't cause any health problems.
"Millions of women love Victoria's Secret bras," Limited Brands spokeswoman Tammy Roberts Myers said in a statement. "We have strict quality controls around our products, and we do not use formaldehyde in our bras. Customer safety and satisfaction are always our primary concerns, and we take very seriously any issues our customers may have with our products."
If you own a Victoria's Secret bra and have noticed a rash or scarring, contact a San Bernardino personal injury attorney who has been successful in product liability cases. Call the law offices of Peach & Weathers Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers to discuss your legal options.