A bikini for sale on Fashion Nova is drawing some negative attention on Twitter because of a cancer warning featured on the tag.
Twitter user @Aziaani attracted attention earlier this week to the tag in a post that has been retweeted roughly 7,000 times since, tweeting, “Did y’all know this tag is in Fashion Nova swimsuits?” She too included four pictures of the retailer’s “Water Sports Bikini” and the tag, the subsequent of which reads, “This product can expose you to Di(2-ethykhexyl) phthalate, lead and cadmium, which are known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm.”
The tag too guided those viewing extended information to a California government site outlining Proposition 65, which requires businesses place warnings on products that involve what the state deems potentially dangerous chemicals. Similar warning labels appear also on alcohol and coffee sold in California. A Fashion Nova representative was not available to respond to a request for comment, however a message posted to the website’s Terms of Service page states the retail merchant is acting in accordance with the latest guideposts of “Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, which requires us to inform citizens in California about exposures to certain chemicals.”
It is too unclear if Fashion Nova is including the warning on every swimsuit that contains the possibly harmful chemicals, or just the ones sold in the state of California. One social media user at least has claimed to own the same swimsuit, minus the warning. Aziaani, meantime, has posted via Twitter she was pissed by the alert on the tag and is forever done shopping on Fashion Nova — though she confessed she may still don the swimsuit at least once.
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