Honestly, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop HQ must be one pretty peculiar place. They’ve got vagina scented things seemingly left, right and centre.
While Paltrow and her company should be commended for all of their creative expression and somewhat scientific exploration, it seems like there may be a few formula issues they need to work on… ASAP.
Now as reported by TMZ, a Texas man by the name of Colby Watson is looking to sue Goop, as he claims that the vagina candle he bought back in January exploded and what’s more, could have nearly killed him. And also that the safety warning on the website is “insufficient”.
A Goop representative has issued a statement to TMZ, saying, “We’re confident this claim is frivolous and an attempt to secure an outsized payout from a press-heavy product. We stand behind the brands we carry and the safety of the products we sell. Here, Heretic—the brand that supplies the candle—has substantiated the product’s performance and safety through industry standard testing.”Watson claims that he lit the candle back in February for the first time and then went on to place it on his nightstand. He states that he had burned the candle for approximately three hours or less, as revealed by the legal documents obtained by TMZ.
The candle then became what is described as “engulfed in high flames”, then exploded not long afterwards, and also that there was nothing near the candle nor was there an open window that could have spread the flame.Also stated in the report, Watson claims that his room was filled with smoke and also that the jar is “charred and black” and that it left a black burn ring on his nightstand.So what is he intending to sue Goop for? Well, he labelling the vagina candle as inherently dangerous” and he’s claiming that Goop failed to warn that the candle could exploded and can cause injuries. On the other hand, according to Goop, Watson has acknowledged that the candle has a “limited warning” via the website, which instructs customers not to burn the candle for longer than two hours at a time.
Watson is suing Goop for breach of warranty and products liability, seeking damages exceeding $5 million.