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Bay Area flight attendant sues Victoria's Secret, says Chinese-made bras and panties gave her a rash
Mercury News ^ | 2/2/09 | Gary Klien - Marin IJ

Posted on 02/02/2009 10:19:17 AM PST by NormsRevenge

A San Rafael woman has filed a product liability lawsuit against the Victoria's Secret lingerie chain, claiming the Chinese-made bras and underwear she bought at the Terra Linda store caused her a rash and blisters.

Deborah Keck is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages for emotional distress, pain and suffering, hospital and medical expenses, permanent scarring and chronic discomfort, according to the lawsuit in Marin Superior Court.

Keck also is claiming wage losses because she needed to visit the doctor about 15 times, keeping her from her job as a flight attendant.

According to the lawsuit, Keck has shopped at Victoria's Secret since 1987. In late January 2007, she bought three bras and several undergarments from the Victoria's Secret store at Northgate mall. The items carried labels that said they were made in China.

After wearing the clothing "in a normal fashion," Keck claims she immediately developed a rash on her chest.

"This rash worsened, quickly developed into blisters, and subsequently spread across her body," the suit alleges.

Keck sued Victoria's Secret and its parent company, Limited Brands Inc., claiming the products contained some kind of chemical, toxin or allergen that caused the outbreak, and that the company knew or should have known about the alleged defect.

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: US: California
KEYWORDS: bayarea; brasandpanties; chinesemade; flightattendant; victoriassecret
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Ouch.
1 posted on 02/02/2009 10:19:17 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

must have pics to form an opinion...


2 posted on 02/02/2009 10:20:17 AM PST by isom35
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To: NormsRevenge

Gonna need some pictures to validate her claims ....

;)


3 posted on 02/02/2009 10:20:29 AM PST by mgc1122
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To: NormsRevenge

OMG. Just return them! The world does not want to know about your panty rash!


4 posted on 02/02/2009 10:21:36 AM PST by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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To: NormsRevenge

Was it known that they were selling merchandise from China?


5 posted on 02/02/2009 10:21:55 AM PST by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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To: isom35
must have pics to form an opinion...

I saw her on Fox this morning ... TRUST ME ... YOU DON'T WANT PICS

6 posted on 02/02/2009 10:21:56 AM PST by clamper1797 (Obummer ... "Change ... for the worst")
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To: NormsRevenge

I have had problems with bras and panties that were made in China. I think it may be caused by what the elastic s made from. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find any bras and panties that are mfg. in China.


7 posted on 02/02/2009 10:22:00 AM PST by Dustbunny (Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. The Gipper)
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To: mgc1122

When push up comes to shove up, the question I have is whether the evidence will stand up in court or collapse under its own weight?


8 posted on 02/02/2009 10:22:03 AM PST by Ahithophel (Padron@Anniversario)
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To: Ahithophel

She should tell her boyfriend to shave.


9 posted on 02/02/2009 10:23:07 AM PST by csmusaret (Call any Congresscritter at 1-877-762-8762. Tell them what you think.)
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To: NormsRevenge

CVRS is nasty

China Vagina rash Syndrome


10 posted on 02/02/2009 10:23:22 AM PST by al baby (Hi mom. I love sarcasim)
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To: NormsRevenge

When are we going to learn? All that crap is tainted, the toys, the food and now the clothes. We need to meet these ships at the dock and send them back.

Ranting/Raving/Arrrugggh


11 posted on 02/02/2009 10:23:33 AM PST by Battle Axe (Repent for the coming of the Lord is nigh!)
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To: Dustbunny
Huh?

Is there a "not" missing somewhere?

Leni

12 posted on 02/02/2009 10:23:39 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: retrokitten

Blisters...!


13 posted on 02/02/2009 10:23:41 AM PST by N3WBI3 (Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you. -- Londo Mollari)
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To: Ahithophel
First our dog food. Then seafood. Now our under ware ?
14 posted on 02/02/2009 10:24:10 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: nickcarraway

I guess Prop. 65 can’t catch everything. The bras had Made in China on their labels.

Could be a formaldehyde thing possibly , per another incident in Ohio last year


15 posted on 02/02/2009 10:24:56 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Panty rash? Are you sure it has nothing to do with that guy in Jersey? Or maybe the one in Dallas? Or how about that guy, “Whatshisname” from Chicago? Oh sure, blame it on the Chinese.
16 posted on 02/02/2009 10:25:25 AM PST by rhombus
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To: MinuteGal

ROFLOL.... yep, you are right it should have read ‘not’ mfg. in China.


17 posted on 02/02/2009 10:25:54 AM PST by Dustbunny (Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. The Gipper)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Under there.


18 posted on 02/02/2009 10:26:14 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 14 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Without pictures this thread is useless!

This would work at DU and KOS but not at FR dag nabbit!

We are confident heterosexuals!


19 posted on 02/02/2009 10:26:23 AM PST by NoLibZone (Obama is 6% Black.50% White the rest Arab. He looks dark because he is 100% full of shit.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I remember a Reader’s Digest article from a loooooooooooong time ago that talked about how a bale of blue jeans was transported next to a leaking pesticide container, resulting in the tragic death of some children. The quick lesson learned was ALWAYS WASH CLOTHING BEFORE WEARING. Now, I don’t know if common sense is a viable defense for the VS gals, but it would be in my courtroom if I had one.


20 posted on 02/02/2009 10:26:25 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Play the new "rehab" card: apologize for cheating on your taxes)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I just checked. My Fruit of the Looms say “Hecho en Honduras.”


21 posted on 02/02/2009 10:26:27 AM PST by fredhead (Liberals think globally, reason rectally, act idiotically.)
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To: N3WBI3

Rash, blisters, boils- whatever- it probably involves scabs and calamine lotion. {shudder}

VS makes overpriced, poor-quality lingerie, anyway.


22 posted on 02/02/2009 10:26:43 AM PST by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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To: mgc1122

We need “proof” of her claims. If she’s not hot, I don’t want to know.


23 posted on 02/02/2009 10:27:22 AM PST by max americana
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To: NormsRevenge

This is no joke. Some of the crap from China ia awful. If she washed the garments and they were still bad it is really creepy. Dianne feisetin and her hubby got even waelthier exporting american jobs and importing garbage from China.


24 posted on 02/02/2009 10:27:42 AM PST by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC and Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: NonValueAdded

That’s what I was thinking, too.


25 posted on 02/02/2009 10:28:02 AM PST by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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To: NormsRevenge
Bay Area flight attendant sues Victoria's Secret, says Chinese-made bras and panties gave her a rash

Bay area? Are we sure of the gender here????

26 posted on 02/02/2009 10:28:17 AM PST by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: NormsRevenge

She should have left the underpants on and she would never have had the rash.


27 posted on 02/02/2009 10:29:09 AM PST by dforest (life is now good again....he has been inaugurated)
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To: indylindy

It’s probably a latex allergy.


28 posted on 02/02/2009 10:30:03 AM PST by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Real lovers know women prefer Saks Fifth Avenue lingerie over Victoria’s Secret.


29 posted on 02/02/2009 10:30:57 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Confucius say: “Woman who sue Victoria Secret make rash decision.”


30 posted on 02/02/2009 10:34:17 AM PST by mikrofon (Panty Line)
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To: NormsRevenge

I am a certified rash ointment applier for female flight attendants. ;^)


31 posted on 02/02/2009 10:36:26 AM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: mikrofon

anybody else scratching all of a sudden? ;-)


32 posted on 02/02/2009 10:37:04 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: Eva

I was just joking. But you are probably right.


33 posted on 02/02/2009 10:41:01 AM PST by dforest (life is now good again....he has been inaugurated)
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To: NormsRevenge

I followed a young woman’s chronical of chemical type burns to her feet caused by Chinese made flip flop’s purchased from WalMart.

The images are pretty nasty but they are on her feet. Imagine that in your panty region.

http://newyorkermen.multiply.com/journal/item/182/ATTENTION_-_FLip_Flop_Sandals_Cause_Chemical_Burns_From_China-BEWARE

The woman with the burns to her feet wasn’t the only one this happened to either.


34 posted on 02/02/2009 10:45:56 AM PST by InsensitiveConservative
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To: NormsRevenge; Impy; Clemenza; Clintonfatigued; AdvisorB

35 posted on 02/02/2009 10:46:04 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’ve never heard of one of those ultra-skinny models complaining.


36 posted on 02/02/2009 10:48:06 AM PST by popdonnelly (The problem with Obama is that he believes his own hype.)
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To: al baby

I thought it was the ChiComs using the old Soviet Union cyrillic initials CCCP

Communist Chinese Crap Products


37 posted on 02/02/2009 10:51:34 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (The UnHoly Grail of Anti-Americanism: Illegal Aliens, Globalism, Free Trade, WTO, UN,)
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To: fredhead

I just checked. My Fruit of the Looms say “Hecho en Honduras.”


Gee...and I thought Hecho left Honduras to become an illegal alien in the US! (just kidding)


38 posted on 02/02/2009 10:54:27 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (The UnHoly Grail of Anti-Americanism: Illegal Aliens, Globalism, Free Trade, WTO, UN,)
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To: NormsRevenge
Whoa now. I know that suspicion immediately falls on Chinese manufacturers, but she identifies the problem well enough to send herself fifteen (15) times to the doctors but doesn't have the insight to change to comfortable underclothes? Nah, this is an “I want mine” lawsuit.
39 posted on 02/02/2009 10:58:31 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: NormsRevenge

Wasn’t there a West Wing episode on Chinese bras? (Yes, I know, it’s West Wing....)


40 posted on 02/02/2009 11:13:38 AM PST by ElayneJ
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To: NormsRevenge

I sympathize with the calls for pics, but unfortunately there are no stewardesses left, only flight attendants who were stewardesses 30 years ago.


41 posted on 02/02/2009 11:21:45 AM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: retrokitten
VS makes overpriced, poor-quality lingerie, anyway.

My wife says it's crap next to La Perla.

42 posted on 02/02/2009 11:22:59 AM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: ccmay

“My wife says it’s crap next to La Perla”

Okay your talking VS’s average price of $40 versus La Perla that is close to $300...


43 posted on 02/02/2009 11:35:34 AM PST by Syntyr (Voss and Woodway 77057)
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To: NormsRevenge

I never thought to sue. I’m allergic to startch, if I wear something without washing it first I get a rash, so I wash everything. But I’ve seen the light, now I gonna go ahead and wear new clothes, get a rash, and retire.


44 posted on 02/02/2009 11:38:58 AM PST by razorboy
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To: retrokitten

retrokitten wrote: OMG. Just return them!

Ha ha. Thats gross. LOL


45 posted on 02/02/2009 11:44:00 AM PST by UglyinLA
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To: UglyinLA

LOLOL Yes, but not as gross as her blistery lady-part rash.

Write a stern letter?


46 posted on 02/02/2009 11:58:17 AM PST by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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To: NormsRevenge

“...caused her a rash and blisters.”

Trying not to visualize this...


47 posted on 02/02/2009 12:05:22 PM PST by pappyone (New to Freep, still working a tag line.)
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To: pappyone

pain and suffering, add on any permanent scarring or such..

you’re talking millions. visualize that. ;-)


48 posted on 02/02/2009 12:06:35 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

That flight attendant has some kind of under carraige.


49 posted on 02/02/2009 12:42:42 PM PST by AdvisorB (Obamatude could be defined by Blago as something tangible, but not quite as tangible as JJJ's offer.)
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To: Syntyr
Okay your talking VS’s average price of $40 versus La Perla that is close to $300...

Holy hell! She's spending that much on underwear? I must have a chat with her today.

-ccm

50 posted on 02/02/2009 12:53:27 PM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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