Gwyneth Paltrow’s company Goop is being sued by a man who claims her vagina candle exploded and burst into flames.
Texan Colby Watson said he bought a candle from the Goop website online and lit it for the first time in February.
He claims he put on his nightstand and after three hours the candle started producing big flames before it “exploded”, filling the room with smoke.
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, he alleges that the candle was only burning for a short while before going up in flames and left a burn ring on his furniture.
He referenced the "limited warning" on Goop.com about the candle, which says it should only be burned for two hours, but he feels the warnings are “insufficient" and blasted the candles as "inherently dangerous.”
The court documents state that he is suing the company for breach of warranty and products liability and is looking for damages in excess of $5million.
Speaking to TMZ, a representative for Goop called the claim “frivolous".
They told the outlet: "We’re confident this claim is frivolous and an attempt to secure an outsized pay out from a press-heavy product. We stand behind the brands we carry and the safety of the products we sell.
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"Here, Heretic – the brand that supplies the candle – has substantiated the product’s performance and safety through industry standard testing.”
However, this is not the first time that concerns have been raised about the candle, after one woman claimed the candle exploded and left an “inferno” in her room that nearly set fire to her London property.
Jody Thompson told The Sun : “The candle exploded and emitted huge flames, with bits flying everywhere.
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"I’ve never seen anything like it. The whole thing was ablaze and it was too hot to touch. There was an inferno in the room.”
The candle is called “This Smells Like My Vagina” and is said to smell like geranium, citrusy bergamot and cedar.
While it started out as a “joke”, it gained huge internet popularity and soon became a best seller for the company.
A description on the Goop website reads: "This candle started as a joke between perfumer Douglas Little and GP – the two were working on a fragrance, and she blurted out, 'Uhhh… this smells like a vagina' – but evolved into a funny, gorgeous, sexy, and beautifully unexpected scent. (That turned out to be perfect as a candle – we did a test run at an In goop Health, and it sold out within hours.)
"It's a blend of geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar absolutes juxtaposed with Damask rose and ambrette seed that puts us in mind of fantasy, seduction, and a sophisticated warmth."
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