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Brazilian Blowout Recalled in Canada!

Posted Oct 07 2010 2:14pm

Brazilian Blowout has a lot of ’splaining to do.

Health Canada is reporting that they’ve conducted tests and found Brazilian Blowout solutions to contain up to 12% formaldehyde.  (I know I keep hammering this into your heads, but as a point of comparison, anything over .2% formaldehyde is considered unsafe by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Panel.)

Health Canada is working with Brazilian Blowout and their distributor Cadiveu to stop distribution and address health concerns. Read the full article from Health Canada here .

I’ve also just been sent documents containing formaldehyde testing from a variety of brazilian treatments, including Keratin Complex, Global Keratin, Marcia Teixeira, Brazilian Gloss, and Simply Smooth. (And yes, they all contain varying levels of formaldehyde, according to these documents.) As soon as I can figure out how to post them (they’re in PDF format), I will.

Not yet up to speed on the Brazilian Blowout controversy? Read my previous posts, and see today’s Jezebel post linking here:

The Brazilian Blowout Formaldehyde Controversy (Jezebel, 10/7)

The Brazilian Blowout Formaldehyde-Free Controversy Continues (Nadine Jolie, 10/6)

Brazilian Blowout’s Formaldehyde Statement (Nadine Jolie, 10/4)

Is the Brazilian Blowout Really Formaldehyde-Free? (Nadine Jolie, 9/24)

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