Post # 1
So I saw these adorable leopard ballerina slippers while shopping today and I bought one for myself and each of my bridesmaids. When I get home, I read the label on it about how the slippers may contain a chemical that’s known to cause cancer and birth defects.
Has anyone seen this before on other items or even know what this chemical is? I don’t understand what they mean by it may contain the chemical. How can a manufacturer not no what the heck it’s product is made out of. I mean, it either contains it or it doesn’t. And why not tell the name of the chemical? I dunno, freaked me out a tad, and I’m annoyed because I love these little slippers and really wanna keep them.
Here’s a pic of the slippers and the label warning:
Post # 3
@Diamond84: Hopefully this link helps:
I wouldn’t be worried about it, but I wouldn’t give them to a baby who’s likely to stick them in their mouth (although even then, the dose could be too low to cause harm).
Post # 4
I wouldn’t wear them but that would have nothing to do with the warning. Everything is said to give you cancer these days. You really can’t avoid it. Most of the products you use just aren’t labeled as those are.
Post # 5
Thanks for the article @AB Bride:
@MrsWBS: Yea that’s a good point.
Post # 6
I’ve never noticed such a warning on similar slippers I’ve purchased. I have several pairs and I probably wear them 5 out of 7 days a week. Like another poster mentioned, everything will give you cancer these days. It’s not like you’re going to fry them up and eat them. I wouldn’t worry too much. With so many sue-happy folks out there, it a miracle there aren’t cancer warnings on bananas these days.
Post # 7
@Diamond84: There are known carcinogens in our air, our water, our hygiene products, and our food. (Even fresh vegetables are slathered in pesticides)
Wearing those slippers should be the least of your worries.
Post # 8
There must be PVC on the soles or something. Same thing is written on my yoga mats. I bought my most recent mat and it has the same warning. I kept the mat but couldn’t stop thinking about the fact that I’m trying to improve my health while using something that causes horrible cancers!
Post # 9
I was in a little shop on the beach and when I turned over a shot glass to see the price i saw a similar message. I was alarmed and put it back down.
Post # 10
Personally because I am prego I would throw those away… but if I wasn’t I probably woudn’t care.
Post # 11
@Diamond84: Well, wasn’t it Orange County that took the fake “ban dihydrogen monoxide!” campaigns seriously and actually considered banning WATER at one point? As long as you don’t plan on eating the slippers, I think you’re just fine.