Ohio Product Liability Lawyer and consumer safety attorney investigates talcum powder cancer cases, 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:
Dangerous Cosmetic Products
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.
Flammable cosmetics have been on the market for some time now. Cosmetic burn injury is a serious safety concern, and manufacturers have a duty to produce safer products for consumers. Cosmetic flammability is not an area of litigation that has gotten much press, though plaintiffs may have viable personal injury and product liability cases.
The FDA cannot review and test every single cosmetic item that hits the market, and so they encourage cosmetic companies to test their own products in labs to ensure consumer safety. But far too often, companies rush to get products to market and fail to actually test the safety before consumers begin using them.
Cosmetic contamination can occur in a few different areas of production. As seen in baby powder talc contamination cases, the original talcum materials may have contained asbestos. These cases are still ongoing, and the scary part is how widespread the use of baby powder has been for decades.
Since a great deal of cosmetics are manufactured abroad, in China, India, and other nations, the oversight can be difficult for quality control inspectors. Facilities producing these products can cut many corners, and may use toxic chemicals in the products to cut costs. For many consumers, it is only a guess as to what chemicals are put in some cosmetics.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated product liability lawyer representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of skin burn injury and toxic cosmetics cancer 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 talcum powers, shampoos, soaps, lipstick, blush, mascara, makeup, eye liners, eye shadow and more.
Contaminated Baby Powder Cancer Cases
In the largest toxic cosmetic case in history, Johnson & Johnson is currently battling plaintiffs who claim their iconic baby powder products contained asbestos, which in turn caused thousands of cases of ovarian cancer.
There are over 13,000 talc cancer lawsuits filed, and consumer safety lawyers say there could be many more ovarian cancer cases related to talc exposure yet to be diagnosed.
Toxic Makeup Products
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 burn injuries, cancer cases, toxic cosmetics and product liability lawsuits.