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Victoria’s Secret’s Bras Cause Severe Rashes

By December 8, 2008News

In the past several weeks I have received numerous calls and email inquiries from women in Chicago and around the country complaining of severe rashes they developed after wearing Victoria's Secret's bras. The rashes are a result of several different styles but mainly the complaints are from the following lines: Very Sexy, IPEX and Body by Victoria. Complaints have also been made about the Secret Embrace, BioFit, Angel and Extreme Push-Up lines. The women are all complaining of varying degrees of rashes. All are found on the areas where the bra is touching the skin, including the breast area, the area where the back strap touches the skn and the area where the shoulder straps touch the skin. The rash for many has been severe causing blisters that open. In addition, many women have complained of itching that is so intense they have scratched themselves to the point they bleed. The itching also has caused a loss of sleep for many women. So the question remains, what is causing this rash and itching? Recently it was revealed a woman in Ohio had her bra tested and it was found to contain formaldehyde. While Victoria's Secret denies this, it is clear these bras have something in them that is causing this severe and in some cases debilitating rash. In the coming months, it is likely many claims will be filed against Victoria's Secret and at some point these bras will be tested revealing what is causing these symptoms. In addition, in time we will learn if the chemicals in these bras are at a dangerous level and if they may lead to long term side effects. The fear is, among others, that formaldehyde is a carcinogen and if there are high levels of formaldehyde in the bras, could this cause breast cancer in the future. There are a lot of unknowns at this time, but one thing is for certain, these women that have been injured as a result of wearing Victoria's Secret's bras have a right to seek compensation for their injuries. Our firm, McCallister Law Group is currently representing women who have been injured as a result of these bras. If you believe you have been injured as a result of wearing a Victoria's Secret bra, please contact our firm either by telephone or via online inquiry. We will be able to assist you in determining if you have a legal claim.