A debate between the FDA and doctors is surfacing as to whether or not lead in lipstick will cause personal injury.

Our firm’s personal injury attorneys in San Diego believe that manufacturers of defective products need to come forward if it has been found that mistakes are associated with what they sell.  Design defects can cause an immense array of personal injuries from brain injuries to spinal cord injuries.While on one side doctors insist that those who wear lipstick containing lead are at risk of absorbing high levels of a neurotoxin that may cause behavioral, learning and other problems.  On the other side is the Food and Drug Administration and outside experts who say that any traces of lead that do exist are too minute to cause harm.

Among the worst offenders for this products liability were L’Oreal Colour Riche “True Red” lipstick (with a lead content of 0.65 parts per million) and Cover Girl’s Incredifull Lipcolor “Maximum Red” (0.56 p.p.m.).  Price had nothing to do with lead levels: less expensive brands, like a $1.99 tube of Wet and Wild Mega Colors “Cherry Blossom,” contained no lead, whereas a $24 tube of Dior Addict “Positive Red” contained 0.21 p.p.m.

In response to the study, L’Oreal said: “Each and every ingredient used in our products has been thoroughly reviewed and tested by our internal safety team made up of toxicologists, clinicians, pharmacists and physicians.”  Parfums Christian Dior, which said it no longer makes the Positive Red shade, said, “we are confident that our products meet the highest standards and are entirely safe to be used by consumers every day.”

Cover Girl said, “Our perspective is that our cosmetics products meet the rigorous safety standards set by the U.S. F.D.A. and are safe.”

Suppose a loved one or you suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of a distributor who gave you cosmetics that contained ingredients known to cause cancer.  Would you want those who gave you the cosmetics which directly caused a personal injury to be held responsible and help you pay your medical bills related to their actions?

Our firm’s San Diego personal injury attorneys believe that anyone who distributes or makes products available to the public, which result in a personal injury, could perhaps find themselves responsible for the injuries those products cause.

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