Victoria’s Secret is facing a lawsuit over complaints that bras — Angels Secret Embrace and Very Sexy Extreme Me Push-Up — are toxic. Women have complained about rashes, hives and permanent scarring. Tests indicate that the bras contain formaldehyde.
Roberta Ritter, 37, of Ohio has filed a product liability lawsuit against the Victoria’s Secret and alleged that she suffered terrible complications from wearing the product: “I had the welts … very red, hot to the touch, extremely inflamed, blistery. It itched profusely.”
Her lawyers claims that lab testing shows the bras contain the embalming chemical formaldehyde. The company is investigating since “as perky as a corpse” is not one of its claims.
It sounds like a manufacturing defect rather than a design defect. It is hard to believe that the company would treat the bras with formaldehyde. If so, there would be an obvious warning defect and potential design defect. Lawyers have located dozens of women with similar stories.