Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop sued after '"Vagina" candle exploded and became engulfed in flames and another blew up'

GWYNETH Paltrow’s Goop is being sued by a customer who claims a "This Smells Like My Vagina" candle exploded and could have injured him. 

Texas resident Colby Watson filed a class-action lawsuit this week claiming that the warnings about the risque product placed on Goop’s website are not enough to protect customers.



He claims that he bought the 10.5-ounce “Vagina” candle online in January and lit it for the first time in February. 

Watson alleges that he placed the candle on his nightstand, which is a level surface, according to court documents seen by TMZ. 

He insists there were no open windows of drafts in his bedroom and that there was nothing touching the candle. 

The angered customer claims that after burning the candle for an “estimated three hours or less,” it became “engulfed in high flames” and exploded.


Watson submitted pictures that showed the candle charred and black, and claims it also left a black burn ring on the nightstand. 

The candle was in tact despite his claims of it "exploding."

He admitted that the Goop website has a warning not to burn the candle for more than two hours at a time. 

Yet he claims that the warning is “limited” and insufficient in protecting customers. 

Watson branded the Vagina candles "inherently dangerous" and said they could cause significant injuries. 

The suit sues Goop for breach of warranty and product liability, as Watson attempts to put together a class seeking $5million in damages. 

It seeks a jury trial. 

Goop has fired back at the suit, branding it “an attempt to secure an outsized payout from a press-heavy product.”

"We’re confident this claim is frivolous,” the company told Page Six. 

“We stand behind the brands we carry and the safety of the products we sell. 

“Here, Heretic—the brand that supplies the candle— has substantiated the product’s performance and safety through industry-standard testing,” the statement. 

Other customers have previously raised concerns about the safety of the candle after a woman said it caused an “inferno” in her living room. 

Jody Thompson, 50, said a flame jumped from the candle and out of the glass jar after she lit it.

“The candle exploded and emitted huge flames, with bits flying everywhere,” she told The Sun in January. 

"I’ve never seen anything like it. The whole thing was ablaze and it was too hot to touch. There was an inferno in the room.

“We eventually got it under control and threw it out the front door,” Thompson added.

“It could have burned the place down. It was scary at the time, but funny looking back that Gwyneth’s vagina candle exploded in my living room.”

At the time, Goop said it was in touch with Thompson about her claims. 

Page Six reports that the Heretic-made candle has two sets of warnings. 

One is a disk on the top of the candle that has to be removed before it is used. The second is on the website. 

Gwyneth, 48, launched the $75 This Smells Like My Vagina candle last year.

The popular candle is described on the Goop site as “funny, gorgeous, sexy, and beautifully unexpected.”

Among its fans is Travis Barker, who bought a custom version of the viral “This Smells Like My Orgasm” candle. 

He recently posted a picture of his “This Smells Like Kourtney’s Orgasm” candle to Instagram as he continued a string of PDAs with his girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian. 

There is currently no stock available on the Goop or Heretic website. 

The scent has now also been used for a $45 roll-on deodorant. 

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