POP Beauty has finally publicly announced that there was indeed a manufacturing issue with the Plump Pout minis however they continue to main the product is safe despite people reporting on their Facebook wall* that they are experiencing caustic reaction to the acrid Plump Pouts.
My reply to them:
Please keep in mind that they have admitted there was a manufacturing issue yet maintain a single flavoring ingredient was left out. They have refused to divulge which ingredient. This manufacturing issue has affected both colors sent out and due to the way the products are made there is no way that this affected only a "small batch" as they have claimed in private emails to people. Also there is no way for them to identify this issue affected a "small batch" as the minis do not contain batch #s or lot #s to identify when the items were made.
This issue does not currently affect the full size Plump Pouts made in the US and only affect the minis made in Taiwan.
Up until this past Saturday both the Ipsy website and POP Beauty site contained inaccurate ingredients for the Plump Pouts.
Previous ingredients listed:
Changed ingredients as of Saturday, March 8, 2014:
The ingreidents listed on the packaging - side-by-side:
While the ingredients are FDA approved it doesn't mean that the products are not contaminated. Per the FDA own's site if there are problems with the labeling then the company should do a recall otherwise the FDA will. If you are among those who received one of the Plump Pout Minis from Ipsy you can and should report it to the FDA or if you're in Canada to Health Canada as these minis are in violation of US FDA labeling and misbranding regulations as well as manufacturing process. POP Beauty has admitted to a manufacturing issue but are, as of this post, refusing to recall the items and instead are making it seem as if nothing is wrong with the products.