Claire’s Recalls Makeup After Regulators Warn Of Asbestos

NEW YORK (AP) — The retailer Claire’s is recalling three makeup products after U.S. regulators warned they might contain asbestos.

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration said product samples tested positive for asbestos but that Claire’s refused to recall any products that might still be in homes. The retailer at the time disputed the test results but said it removed the products from stores.

UPDATE: Claire’s issues voluntary recall of 3 cosmetic products: Claire’s Eye Shadows, Claire’s Compact Powder & Claire’s Contour Palette. FDA previously issued a safety alert to warn consumers not to use these products due to asbestos contamination.

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Now, the company is also recalling the products, which were sold between 2016 and this month. A Claire’s representative wasn’t immediately available for comment.

Asbestos can get in the lungs and cause cancer, but the greatest risk is to people with frequent, long-term exposure. The FDA said it’s not aware of anyone being sickened by the makeup.


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Claire’s recalls makeup after regulators warn of asbestos
Claire's recalls makeup after regulators warn of asbestos
Claire’s recalls makeup after FDA regulators warn of asbestos