Warning: these adorable candy-colored lip balm pods could be more dangerous than they appear.
A woman named Rachael Cronin is suing cosmetic brand EOS. According to the class action lawsuit, after applying the product to her lips they "began severely cracking on the edges causing flaking and bleeding from the cracks." Cronin claims the condition caused severe pain and led her to seek medical attention. When the blisters and sores persisted she posted pictures of her mouth on Facebook.
The post set off a frenzy of responses from other individuals who shared the identical experience with EOS," the lawsuit claims. "It became clear this was a massive national health problem."
On Wednesday evening EOS defended the product's quality and safety with a Facebook post.
EOS repeated the above statement when Mashable reached out for comment.