Judge Allows Suit on Lead in Lipstick

Posted on July 21, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

“Class action against a top manufacturer of women’s perfumes and makeup has been given the green light to proceed in the United States. The legal action is against the major luxury goods company giant LVMH and concerns lipstick produced for Dior which has been found to contain unacceptably high levels of lead. Dior’s Addict Positive Red lipstick apparently contains double the safe level of lead and is at the centre of the case but is by no means the only culprit. The high lead levels were revealed following scientific investigations in October last year on behalf of the U.S. consumer group The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics which tested 33 brand-name lipsticks and found two-thirds contained detectable levels of lead; of those, half were above the lead limit for lead in candy. … A call by LVMH that the lawsuit filed against it in November be thrown out, has been rejected by a Chicago court, which now allows the case to proceed.” The story appeared in Australia’s News-Medical.net July 20, 2008.
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Source: The Society of Environmental Journalists
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Judge Allows Suit on Lead in Lipstick

Posted on July 21, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

“Class action against a top manufacturer of women’s perfumes and makeup has been given the green light to proceed in the United States. The legal action is against the major luxury goods company giant LVMH and concerns lipstick produced for Dior which has been found to contain unacceptably high levels of lead. Dior’s Addict Positive Red lipstick apparently contains double the safe level of lead and is at the centre of the case but is by no means the only culprit. The high lead levels were revealed following scientific investigations in October last year on behalf of the U.S. consumer group The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics which tested 33 brand-name lipsticks and found two-thirds contained detectable levels of lead; of those, half were above the lead limit for lead in candy. … A call by LVMH that the lawsuit filed against it in November be thrown out, has been rejected by a Chicago court, which now allows the case to proceed.” The story appeared in Australia’s News-Medical.net July 20, 2008.
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Source: The Society of Environmental Journalists

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