Gwyneth Paltrow‘s lifestyle company, Goop, has responded to a lawsuit from a man who claims that one of its candles exploded after burning, calling the lawsuit “frivolous” and claiming that its products are very safe.
A Texas resident named Colby Watson filed a lawsuit, is seeking triple compensation and punitive damages, is claiming that one of the candles exploded after lighting it for “an estimated three hours or less.”
Watson bought the candle in January, lit it in February, and watched it become “engulfed in high flames.”
A rep for Goop dismissed the suit’s claim, telling Page Six Style: “We’re confident this claim is frivolous and an attempt to secure an outsized payout from a press-heavy product,” they said. “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.”
A warning on the vagina-scented candle advised users not to burn it for more than two hours, according to its listing on Goop’s website.
Watson acknowledged the “limited warning” on the lifestyle company’s website, but claimed that Goop “knew the candles were defective,” according to the lawsuit. He added that the blaze left a “black burn ring” on his nightstand and that the jar containing the candle was now “charred and black.”
No injuries were reported in the complaint.
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