Formaldehyde in Victoria’s Secret Bras May Cause Skin Reactions

The product liability lawyers at the Reeves Law Firm are currently investigating a number of complaints involving skin rashes, itching, scarring and other skin reactions from wearing Victoria's Secret bras.

The product liability lawyers at the Reeves Law Firm are currently investigating a number of complaints involving skin rashes, itching, scarring and other skin reactions from wearing Victoria’s Secret bras.

The product liability lawyers at the Reeves Law Firm are currently investigating a number of complaints involving skin rashes, itching, scarring and other skin reactions from wearing Victoria’s Secret bras.  This is not the first time that complaints about bras by this popular company have emerged, and it appears that the culprit is the formaldehyde used in the manufacture of these bras to make them wrinkle-free.

The New York Times has already linked the widespread use of formaldehyde in clothing, including lingerie, for these incidences of skin reactions.  Formaldehyde is used in a variety of clothing nowadays to make them wrinkle free.  It is now used in shirt and trousers, bed spreads and curtains to keep them wrinkle free.

However, skin contact with formaldehyde can cause severe allergies and interactions among people who have an allergy to formaldehyde.  A skin condition called contact dermatitis can result from skin exposure to formaldehyde.

Symptoms of formaldehyde skin allergies include hives, itching, rashes, lesions on the skin, and red and itchy skin.  Itching can be persistent, and cause severe discomfort.  Lesions may become painful.

Formaldehyde is not regulated by the federal government, and the government also does not require companies to mention on their labels whether these products contain formaldehyde.  Add to that the fact that most American clothing including lingerie is now manufactured overseas, and it’s easy to understand the risks of allergic reaction among consumers who are not aware that they may be at risk of serious skin reactions when they wear these clothes.

Victoria’s Secret has long denied that its products contain formaldehyde, and in response to earlier complaints against its products, had issued a statement saying that its bras absolutely did not contain formaldehyde and that the company maintained strict quality control over all its products.

 

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