According to a recent article in the Washington Post, a recent federal analysis showed that 400 shades of popular lipstick contained trace amounts of lead. This analysis has exacerbated an ongoing dispute between regulators and consumer activists over how much lead is safe in cosmetics and how much makes the product defective. Five popular lipsticks made by L’Oreal and Maybelline, owned by L’Oreal USA, ranked among the top 10 most contaminated of the cosmetics, according to testing by the Food and Drug Administration. Two Cover Girl and two NARS lipsticks also landed in the top 10, as did one made by Stargazer.
If you or someone you know has been affected by lead found in cosmetics, contact the attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling (713) 222-7211.