It’s the controversial, hair straightening treatment that some women have literally called “life changing,” and now the government is questioning the safety of the Brazilian Blowout.
In this letter sent to the makers, FDA officials noted the BB contained formaldehyde, at levels ranging from 8.7 to 10.4%.
The letter goes on to state, “Brazilian Blowout is misbranded because its label and labeling (including instructions for use) makes misleading statements regarding the product’s ingredients and fails to reveal material facts with respect to consequences that may result from the use of the product. Specifically, Brazilian Blowout contains the liquid form of formaldehyde, methylene glycol; however, the product label declares that the product contains “No Formaldehyde” or is “Formaldehyde Free.”
The FDA gave the makers of the BB 15 days to respond. ABC News first sounded the alarm about this issue a year ago.