Ohio Product Liability Lawyer and consumer safety attorney investigates chemical and skin burn injuries linked to toxic cosmetics
Despite growing evidence that popular cosmetics and makeup products on the market are produced with toxic substances and allergens, leading to skin burns, there is very little regulation from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Consumers have complained about inconsistencies in makeup products, many of which are manufactured overseas in China, and have caused chemical skin burns.
Consumer skin reactions to toxic cosmetics have included rashes, serious irritation and chemical skin burns, likely from additives that have not been identified on the packaging. Some popular cosmetics are made with more than basic preservatives, and some have tested positive for the following:
The majority of cosmetic products do not need to go through the FDA approval process before they are marketed and distributed. But serious health risks and skin burn injuries have been documented, and legal action may be the best way forward for injured plaintiffs.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated product liability lawyer representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of personal injury and toxic cosmetics claims.
Toxic Cosmetics & FDA Regulation
Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, the FDA is charged with regulating cosmetics, whether they are produced in the U.S. or abroad. However, only when consumers issue complaints and report associated injuries does the FDA respond, often too late to issue recalls of problematic products.
Current regulation statutes require no specific tests or safety data before a cosmetics company sells a new product on the American market. So with loose oversight comes safety risks, skin burn injury reports and toxic cosmetics, affecting talcs, shampoos, soaps, lipstick, blush, mascara, makeup, eye liners, eye shadow and more.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to toxic cosmetics, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding product liability lawsuits.