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Bikini booster blamed for Swede’s burned boobs
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Bikini booster blamed for Swede’s burned boobs

Published: 16 May 2012 09:45 GMT+02:00
Updated: 16 May 2012 09:45 GMT+02:00

A Swedish woman who went on a sun-soaked retreat sporting a newly acquired bikini and came back with serious burns under her breasts is suspecting that the underwiring in her bra caused her bust injury.

Before jetting off, the woman, from Malmö in southern Sweden, had purchased the new bikini bathing suit at her local Kappahl woman’s fashion store.

But having arrived at her holiday destination, she found that wearing the bikini in the sun gave her serious burns just below her breasts. And according to her, it is the boosting metal underwiring of the bra that is the culprit of her burned boobs.

At Kappahl they are appalled that one of their products may have caused a customer bodily harm.

“We treat the fact that we have a customer who has been caused injury very seriously,” said head of information at Kappahl, Charlotte Högberg, to news agency TT.

The bra has since been taken away for testing and the company is awaiting results before they take any other precautions. The bikini is still on sale in Kappahl stores.

“It is a standard product and there is no history of anything similar happening before,” Högberg told TT.

The afflicted woman has been refunded by the company for the faulty bikini brassiere. It is not known as of yet whether she can expect any further compensation from the company.

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10:47 May 16, 2012 by mame88
Yes, metal gets hot in the sun.
10:59 May 16, 2012 by Puffin
Yes obviously crucial news to be reported! Who picks these stories 12 year old boys?? Seems like any story to get the word immigrant or a picture of a scantliy dressed woman!!
11:46 May 16, 2012 by Mpf
What a tit! LOL
14:09 May 16, 2012 by Stonebridge
The Local will report anything to be able to use a picture of breasts.

Non-news.
15:04 May 16, 2012 by chemo007
wao......worth to see...lol
21:35 May 16, 2012 by bad_ad85
@Puffin; The story's gotten linked to Fark.com, and generated over 700 clicks already. (http://www.fark.com/comments/7109384/Bikini-booster-blamed-for-burned-boobs). So I guess that 12 year-old knows what he's doing!
18:55 May 18, 2012 by sureiam
lol............
21:05 May 18, 2012 by Vermaldeehide
Fark's still live..?
21:43 May 20, 2012 by blue2012
This is news?
01:16 May 21, 2012 by saab
@blue2012

It's about as newsworthy as The Weekend's Finest.
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