Kanebo, 17 women reach settlement in skin-whitening cosmetics suit
Kyodo -- Feb 16
Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. and 17 women, who were seeking a total of around 370 million yen ($3.2 million) in damages for developing blotches after using the company's skin-whitening products, reached a settlement Wednesday at the Yokohama District Court.

Kanebo will pay all of the plaintiffs an amount of money in accordance with their symptoms, the plaintiffs' lawyers said, while not disclosing the actual amount of settlement.

The women filed the damages suit in June 2015 based on the product liability law, claiming their skin broke out in white blotches after using products containing Rhododenol, a chemical brightening ingredient.

カネボウ化粧品の美白化粧品を使用した神奈川県内の17人の女性が肌に白い斑(まだら)が出たとして損害賠償を求めた裁判で、会社側が解決金を支払うことで和解が成立しました。
News sources: Kyodo, ANNnewsCH
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