Things are changing for beauty retailers, and headlines aren’t exactly swaying in their favor. On the heels of Ulta employees publicly claiming they are trained to repackage and resell used makeup, news broke of Sephora and Peter Thomas Roth being sued after New York resident Rolando Grullon claimed a popular eye serum burned its way through his skin, creating a hole that has not healed.
As Law360 reports, Grullon says he purchased a Peter Thomas Roth Laser Free Eye Serum at a New York City Sephora in March. After using the serum three times, he noticed red bumps begin to form, so he stopped using it. However, he alleges one bump turned into a hole that has yet to heal.
“The plaintiff suffered a serious and permanent injury to his face, became sore and disabled, has suffered great physical and mental pain, anguish and distress,” the complaint reads. “The companies should have known that the product was defective, but they sold it nonetheless.”
Grullon now describes the serum as “toxic, noxious and dangerous,” and asserts that by putting the product on the market, Sephora and Peter Thomas Roth indicated to consumers that the product was safe. Now pegging charges of malice, oppression and fraud against Sephora and Peter Thomas Roth, Grullon’s suit is seeking $500,000.
Sephora and Peter Thomas Roth have yet to issue statements or comment on the matter, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted with any updates.
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