Gwyneth Paltrow 's company Goop is being sued after a man claimed their 'vagina' candle exploded into flames.
A man from Texas called Colby Watson says he bought a candle from the Goop website online and lit it for the first time in February. He alleges he put it on a level surface - on his nightstand - but claims that after three hours, the candle started producing big flames and soon "exploded", leaving the room filled with smoke.
He claims the candle was only burning for a short while before it was engulfed in flames, leaving a burn ring on his furniture, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ.
He referenced the "limited warning" on Goop.com about the candle, which says it should only be burned for two hours, but he feels the warnings are "insufficient". He called the candles "inherently dangerous."
The court documents state that he is suing the company for breach of warranty and products liability and is looking for damages in excess of $5million.
A representative for Goop has called the claim "frivolous".
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They told TMZ: "We’re confident this claim is frivolous and an attempt to secure an outsized pay out from a press-heavy product. We stand behind the brands we carry and the safety of the products we sell.
"Here, Heretic - the brand that supplies the candle - has substantiated the product’s performance and safety through industry standard testing."
The candle is said to smell like geranium, citrusy bergamot and cedar and started out as a "joke", but has quickly become a best seller for the company.
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A description on the Goop website reads: "This candle started as a joke between perfumer Douglas Little and GP - the two were working on a fragrance, and she blurted out, 'Uhhh... this smells like a vagina' - but evolved into a funny, gorgeous, sexy, and beautifully unexpected scent. (That turned out to be perfect as a candle - we did a test run at an In goop Health, and it sold out within hours.)
"It's a blend of geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar absolutes juxtaposed with Damask rose and ambrette seed that puts us in mind of fantasy, seduction, and a sophisticated warmth."
It is not the first time users have reported issues with the candle, with one woman claiming the candle exploded and left an "inferno" in her room and nearly brought her London property down in flames.
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