Victoria's Secret is to bras what Kleenex is to tissues. This company is well-known for its amazing lingerie, but recently there have been many complaints from women who wear its bras. They say they've worn Angel Secret Embrace Bras and Very Sexy Extreme Me Push-Up bras, and experienced itchy rashes, hives, and permanent scarring. One woman, Roberta Ritter, filed a lawsuit against Victoria's Secret, and when her lawyers purchased the same bra and sent it to a lab for testing, they found it contained formaldehyde. Many companies add this chemical to fabrics to make them crease resistant. Although Victoria's Secret said it never used formaldehyde in its products, it may have been added in the manufacturing process. This chemical is most likely the cause of the allergic skin reaction experienced by Roberta and dozens of other women.
For more information, check out this video clip from Good Morning America, of Diane Sawyer talking to reporter Andrea Canning on the details.
I know finding the right bra can be traumatic, but shouldn't be scarring. Have you experienced anything like this?