EOS products remain on local shelves despite developing class action lawsuit

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — With cute colors, fun packaging and unique flavors, Brittany Raines said she always keeps her EOS lip balms handy. But now she is thinking twice before puckering her pout.

On January 12 a class action law suit was filed against EOS after plaintiff Rachael Cronin had a severe reaction to the lip balm that lasted over 10 days. The suit said the putative class is made up of potentially hundreds of thousands of similar cases.

On the EOS facebook page the company released a statement that reads, in part, “Our 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.” But read the comments below and you see dozens of people posting pictures of bad reactions from the product.

Despite the recent lawsuit, it turns out that all EOS products are still on the local store shelves.

Without any recall, consumers are making their own judgement calls. Raines said the product has never hurt her lips before, but she still wants to be careful.

”I guess I was just shocked when I heard about the lawsuit and I have to be especially careful about what goes on my body and on my skin because I’m expecting,” said Raines. “So I’m definitely going to look closer into the ingredients of the products and make sure it is safe to continue to use.”

The company asks that people email info@evolutionofsmooth.com with any concerns or complaints.

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