Gwyneth Paltrow's Company Goop Fights Back Over Exploding Vagina Candle Allegations: 'We Stand By Our Product'

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May 18 2021, Published 12:14 p.m. ET

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Gwyneth Paltrow's company Goop is standing by their vagina candles.

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In an exclusive statement to, the actress's lifestyle brand is fiercely defending their "This Smells Like My Vagina" candles after a Texas man sued the company claiming it caught fire and could have killed him. 

Revealing they are "confident this claim is frivolous," Goop says the man behind the class-action lawsuit is just attempting to "secure an outsized payout from a press-heavy product."

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A spokesperson for Goop tells, they "stand behind the brands we carry and the safety of the products we sell."

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And despite the man's claim that Goop's  "limited warning" on the $75 candle is "insufficient," Goop says, "Here, Heretic—the brand that supplies the candle— has substantiated the product’s performance and safety through industry standard testing."

According to documents obtained by, Colby Watson claims he bought one of the $75 candles that Paltrow hawks on her Goop site in January. 

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He purchased the item for the sole purpose of using it as a "personal home decoration" but instead, he claims it ruined his bedside table and could have caused a massive fire. 

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Watson alleges he lit it "the way in which a reasonable customer would expect to utilize a candle" for the first time in February.

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He says he lit the product for "an estimated three hours or less" and it engulfed in "high flames."

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He also claims the Goop vagina candle exploded and the room filled with smoke.

Despite Goop cautioning buyers not burn it more than 2 hours at a time, Watson says "limited warning" doesn't do the job. 

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He alleges Goop's "This Smells Like My Vagina" candle is "inherently dangerous."

Watson is suing Gwyneth Paltrow's company for breach of warranty and products liability. 

He's seeking damages of more than a whopping $5 million for himself and on behalf of other potential candle victims. 



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