The much loved EOS lip balms recently went under fire when they were hit with a class action lawsuit in January of 2016 that claimed customers who used the product experienced rashes, blisters, and other negative side effects.
To bring it back a bit, in 2015, the original plaintiff, Rachael Cronin, claimed that after purchasing and using an EOS lip balm at a local Target (on December 4, 2015), she ended up with severely cracked, bleeding, blistering, and flaky lips.
The lawsuit stated:
“Within hours, her lips became substantially dry and coarse, what Ms. Cronin describes as feeling like ‘sandpaper. Ms. Cronin’s lips and surrounding skin area had severe blistering and rashes causing her to seek medical care.”
The lawsuit also stated that the packaging also failed to contain warnings about potential adverse side effects.
Rachel Cronin also took it to Facebook to post photos of the results, which obviously went viral.
Oh and the suit settled in just 15 days.
It seems that EOS lip balms is under fire yet AGAIN!
Though the preliminary agreement still requires a signature from a judge, affected consumers could receive products, cash, or more depending on the their reactions to the product.
Buzzfeed News reported:
“Affected consumers are eligible to receive either $75 for verified medical expenses, a $15 cash award, $20 worth of EOS products, or up to $4,000 depending on their injuries.”