EOS, the lip balm in a container shaped like a ping pong ball, is offering compensation to the millions of consumers who claimed that the lip balm left rashes and blisters on their face.
In January, Rachael Cronin brought a class action lawsuit against the company, claiming that the lip balm caused “severe rashes, bleeding, blistering, cracking and loss of pigmentation” on her lips and around her mouth. BuzzFeed News reports that in a preliminary agreement, EOS has agreed to settle 11 of the aforementioned suits.
According to BuzzFeed, the claimants in the suit are privy to a wide range of compensation, depending on their injuries, from “$75 for verified medical expenses, a $15 cash award, $20 worth of EOS products, or up to $4,000.”
A few questions: How bad would your injuries have to be to get the $4,000? Does anyone affected by this suit actually want $20 worth of product from a company that allegedly caused their lips to bleed, blister or crack? How mad would you be if you ended up with just $15?
Our long national nightmare is over. You are safe to purchase EOS lip balm once more. Moisturize with impunity.