A woman is suing Fifty Shades of Grey author, EL James, and a British sex toy company for selling a lubricant she says failed to deliver the orgasms as promised. Tania Warchol purchased a lube called Fifty Shades of Grey Come Alive Pleasure Gel for Her, which is part of Lovehoney’s Official Pleasure Collection Approved by James, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Warchol claims that she bought the lubricant “on at least two occasions” from an Adam & Eve store located near her home.
In the legal complaint filed, the woman states that the gel’s packaging promises that those using the product will “experience enhanced orgasms and stimulation as every tingle, touch and vibration intensifies.” Lines from James’ second Fifty Shades of Grey novel are printed on the box, reading: “I surrender, exploding around him — a draining, soul-grabbing orgasm that leaves me spent and exhausted.”
Warchol was beside herself with disappointment and wants to be compensated.
As the complaint explains: “Based on Defendants’ representations, Plaintiff believed the Product has powerful aphrodisiac qualities and would increase her sexual pleasure as advertised. The Product did not deliver the purported benefits.”
The Fifty Shades of Grey lubricant lawsuit goes on to allege that classifications with the Federal Drug Administration aren’t properly registered for the product. An over-the-counter “aphrodisiac,” must receive approval from the FDA. Warchol claims “the adequacy of the labeled instructions for its ‘aphrodisiac’ uses” hasn’t been approved by FDA and the product is a “mislabeled” product.
Warchol also touches on the product’s “latex compatible” label regarding FDA classifications. A label of that nature has to be registered with the FDA as either a Class I Medical Device or a Class II Medical Device if it’s being used with a condom. The filed lawsuit states that the Fifty Shades of Grey Come Alive Pleasure Gel isn’t registered as either one and is being “illegally marketed.”
The Hollywood Reporter continues that Warchol is “suing on behalf of everyone who has purchased the lubricant in the last four years. She’s claiming violations of California’s unfair competition and false advertising laws and of the Consumer Legal Remedies Act. She wants the defendants to refund every plaintiff’s purchase of the product in addition to paying punitive damages.”
Ronald Marron is Warchol’s attorney representing her in the Fifty Shades of Grey lubricant lawsuit.
ABC 10 News reveals that Tania Warchol lives in San Diego.
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