Lawsuit Filed Against EOS Lip Balm For Allergic Reactions

The EOS Lip Balm is an affordable, effective balm that comes in a small, spherical packaging in a wide variety of scents and colors (I personally haven’t been without one in the last four years). It’s been promoted by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Anna Kendrick and hasn’t caused any trouble until now. On Tuesday, a new class action lawsuit in California claims a “substantial number of consumers” have experienced adverse reactions from the Lip Balm. These reactions included “rashes, dryness, bleeding, blistering, cracking, and [a] loss of pigmentation [that lasted] from a few days, to a few months, [and left] some consumers with long lasting and perhaps permanent symptoms.”

The suit asks the company to include a warning label on their packaging and award damages to those who were adversely affected by the EOS Lip Balm.

The plaintiff, Los Angeles resident Rachel Cronan, states that the lip balm caused her to break out into “boils and blisters on and around her lips [that required] medical attention.”

EOS Lip Balm Lawsuit

Geragos & Geragos Law Firm.

Dr. Marie Jhin, a dermatologist in San Francisco, told Huffington Post that Cronan’s photo looks like “allergic contact dermatitis” and is potentially a reaction to Vitamin E. Vitamin E is listed as “tocopherol” in the EOS Lip Balm ingredients and can cause irritation to those who are allergic to it.

It is still unsure as to how many people will join the class action suit that alleges a breach of warranty and many other charges. Currently, the company’s Facebook page has been bombarded with consumers complaining about “allergic reactions” to the Lip Balms and complaints about finding mold in the sphere’s center. The company has responded quickly to these complaints and has asked customers to email them directly with their “individual experiences so we can learn more and assist you ASAP.”

Additionally, the company posted to Facebook in response to the lawsuit. You can view the post below.

This news is certainly surprising as those colorful spherical lip balms truly look harmless, but I find the lawsuit ungrounded. It appears that these consumers are not reading the EOS Lip Balm ingredient labels and are accidentally subjecting themselves to things they’re allergic to. Sure, an allergic reaction is a pain to deal with, but you don’t need to sue a company for a mistake you made.

Reading is power, people.

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