FACIAL CREAMS AND SKIN IRRITATION – PRODUCTS LIABILITY
Expiration dates on goods such as foods, medications and cosmetics are many times overlooked by consumers. When this happens, the chances of someone falling ill or being injured appear. Facial products for example, can lead to temporary and sometimes permanent damage to a person’s skin. Such was the recent recall of a popular facial glow-glow boosting mask called Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Unicorn Paper Mask.
The FDA, the governing body that regulates and controls consumer goods, has recently posted a recall of Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Unicorn Paper Mask after the apparent irritating reaction it had on some children’s faces. There are social media reports of adults suffering skin irritation after using the facial cosmetic. A spokesman for the fruity sparkly paper mask has requested that consumers return the item for a full refund.
SKIN IRRITATION AND REACTIONS TO OUTDATED CREAMS AND SPRAYS
Most consumers don’t take the time to consider expiration dates on creams, lotions, body sprays, and even shampoo. However, the use of these products in their outdated form can lead to irritation and allergic reactions which can cause discomfort, pain and even scarring. Facial creams, body lotions, fragrances contain a vast array of ingredients, many of them chemically mixed with organic substances. When these go bad, they can lead to consumers suffering discomfort, pain, and even injury. In the event that an expired facial cream causes an aggressive reaction to the user’s face leaves a scar, this can be considered a permanent injury, which may hold a negligent manufacturer or retailer at fault if the packaging lacks clearly marked expiration dates. In the event of an allergic reaction as a result of consuming an expired product such as a cream, the victim should seek medical care and proceed with recommended treatment.
OUTDATED OR EXPIRED GOODS
Check expiration dates before purchasing and consuming goods is the best advice by the personal injury and product liability attorneys at the Perazzo Law Firm in Miami-Dade. The value of checking the expiration date on goods you or those around you consume is fundamental to avoid falling ill or suffering injuries which can lead to suffering and losses. Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers have a legal responsibility to make sure the goods the produce and market are safe for consumers. The FDA, which controls what companies manufacture and distribute is hard at work making sure consumers are offered goods that are safe for consumption. However, the FDA is not liable when individuals consume goods that are outdated with clearly marked expiration dates. Retailers such as Publix, CVS, and Walmart for example, may be held liable for negligently selling outdated goods that lead to a consumer falling ill or suffering injuries, damages or losses.
In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm urges consumers to check expiration dates on items such as facial creams, body sprays, foods, medications, and many other products that may go bad with time.