Victoria’s Secret has been in some hot water lately. Some women have recently complained of rashes, hives, and permanent scarring from wearing their new Victoria’s Secret bras. Attorneys are considering filing a class action lawsuit against the company. Roberta Ritter, one of the women who claim to be experiencing these symptoms, said, “I had the welts…very red, hot to the touch, extremely inflamed, blistery. It itched profusely. I couldn’t sleep, waking up itching…I was just utterly sick.” She said she suffered these problems after purchasing the Angels Secret Embrace and the Very Sexy Extreme Push-Up bras.
Since she began working with lawyers, she says that dozens of other women have contacted them telling similar complaints involving other collections. Ritter’s lawyers purchased similar bras and sent them to a lab to find out the possible cause, and reported that the bras tested positively for formaldehyde
Victoria’s Secret released this statemet: “We are sorry that a small number of people have had an issue and we want to help them determine the cause…We have strict quality control around our products, and we do not use formaldehyde in our bras.”