A London woman told The Sun that actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop candle sold under the name “This Smells Like My Vagina” for $75, exploded nearly setting her living room on fire. According to a news report, Jody Thompson actually won the pricey candle, which is meant to smell like geranium, bergamot and cedar, in an online quiz. But, when she decided to light up the votive, things took a wild turn.
Thompson told The Sun that the candle exploded and emitted huge flames with bits flying and scattering everywhere. She said she’s never seen anything like it. The candle was ablaze and too hot to touch and there was an “inferno in the room,” Thompson said. Thankfully, she and her partner were able to put the fire out before things got dire.
They were able to throw the blazing candle out the front door. Had they not done that, Thompson says, it could’ve burned her home down. A Goop spokesperson told The Post that Thompson’s “Gwyneth vagina candle” was not purchased through the outlet. So, they are not able to verify if it’s an “authentic” candle from Paltrow’s collection. Still, the brand has alerted the candle’s manufacturer.
Recent Candle Recalls
There have been several recent candle recalls over fire dangers, although none of them were vagina-scented. In November, Kohl’s recalled about 512,000 SONOMA Goods for Life branded three-wick candles because the candle’s high flames could ignite the wax surface and cause the glass to break. Five such incidents resulted in burn injuries and six caused property damage. In December, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall for Adco’s Sure Scents Candles – more than 143,000 of them –sold exclusively at Dollar Tree. The candles also had the potential to catch fire and cause injuries and property damage.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of defective candles or other defective products, you may be able to receive compensation for the injuries, damages or losses sustained. Injured victims can seek compensation for property damage, medical expenses, lost income, permanent injuries, disabilities or disfigurement, pain and suffering and emotional distress. An experienced product defect lawyer will be able to give you more information regarding your legal rights and options.