Lawsuits called against AmorePacific for ‘toxic’ toothpastes

Lawsuits called against AmorePacific for ‘toxic’ toothpastes

A number of consumers have come together to file a suit against AmorePacific following the recall of a ‘toxic’ toothpaste last month.

The suit sees a 315 plaintiffs requesting 1 million won in damages, with the suing law firm Next Law collecting further clients for the suit, and follows a government recall of 11 toothpaste products made and sold by AmorePacific.

These were recalled due to the products containing methylisothiazolinone (MIT) and chloromethylisothiazolinone (CMIT), two ingredients thought to be incredibly harmful to people and were used in Reckitt Benckiser’s humidifier sterilizers that were said to have cause the death of more than 100 people. These ingredients are banned in Korea.

A formal investigation of the company’s chairman Suh Kyung-bae has been requested as part of the suit.