California orders Brazilian Blowout to take their toxic product off the market!

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Credit: Richard Perry/New York Times

In October we brought you the story “Brazilian Blowout violates California air quality law” in which we explained a settlement was reached in January between the California Attorney General’s office and GIB LLC, the makers of Brazilian Blowout. The settlement required the company to use “CAUTION” stickers, cancer warnings and to stop deceptive advertising claiming their product was “safe” and “formaldehyde free”.

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Special Report: Government has little authority to stop unsafe cosmetics

We here at Pretty Toxic are excited to share with you an environmental news story that was recently released by Jane Kay in which we are both featured in.

The article describes the dangers of the Brazilian Blowout, formaldehyde exposure and just how little the government can do in keeping us safe from such toxic cosmetic products.

While we are thrilled to have such a great, informative article out here to help increase public awareness, we are also frustrated by Continue reading

Brazilian Blowout violates California air quality law

Brazilian Blowout Solution“Brazilian Blowout violates California air quality law”, says court documents. The California Attorney General’s office is asking the court to “cease all sales of Brazilian Blowout Solution in or into the state of California.”

In November 2010, the California Attorney General’s office filed a lawsuit against GIB LLC, the makers of Brazilian Blowout, claiming that the high levels of formaldehyde in Brazilian Blowout Solution, then advertised as “safe” and “formaldehyde free”, violated “six state environmental and consumer protection laws.” These laws include: “Proposition 65, the California Safe Cosmetics Act, the False Advertising Law, Consumer Fraud law, the Unfair Competition law and the Consumer Products Regulations of the California Air Resources Board (CARB).” Continue reading

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