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Brazilian Blowout-one of the popular versions of the Brazilian keratin straightening treatments currently offered at salons-has just been confirmed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) to contain "dangerous levels" of formaldehyde, in spite of its label claim to be "Formaldehyde Free."
The violations are just two of several cited in the FDA's public letter to Brazilian Blowout CEO Mike Brady, which goes on to institute a mid-September deadline for the company to either address all concerns, or risk seizure and injunction of product inventory.
Yet controversy is not new to the Hollywood-based company. In November 2010, California's attorney general's office filed a lawsuit against Brazilian Blowout, claiming that the high levels ofRead More »from F.D.A. Says Brazilian Blowout is Dangerous