As of the last few years, eos lip balms have been spotted everywhere: in Miley Cyrus music videos, on Britney Spears’ Instagram, in almost every drugstore across the country and now on your news feed – the latter, not for good reason.

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An American women has filed a class action lawsuit against eos lip balms, claiming that use of the product has caused mild to severe rashes, cracking, bleeding and blistering around her mouth. According to the lawsuit, the symptoms began to show within hours of first use, causing the plaintiff’s lips to feel like sandpaper. The lawsuit also claims that after posting the photos above on Facebook, the plaintiff was flooded with responses from others who shared the same experience with eos.

Since filing the lawsuit, the story has gone viral. Eos responded to the lawsuit, stating that their products are “safe to use, are made with the highest quality ingredients and they all meet or exceed all safety and quality standards set out by our industry” and that they believe the “lawsuit is without merit”. Eos users have expressed mixed reactions. Some good:

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and some bad:

  • Brandy

    I guess I need to file several lawsuits too because nuts are sold everywhere and I’m allergic.

  • Debbie Bashford

    I use them and have had no problem, but if I did I would just stop using it. I am not litigious or looking for a company to pay me because I am allergic to something in their product

  • I have been using it without experiencing any problem. Everybody can develop an allergy to some products, it’s not a reason to file a lawsuits. Just stop using it that’s all.

    Aurelie | http://www.surface85.com