The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned people to stop using certain makeup products from Claire’s after the agency found them to be contaminated with dangerous asbestos fibers. The chain of stores that sells cosmetics, jewelry and accessories to teens and pre-teens told the FDA that it did not believe the products in question were still for sale in its stores, but the FDA urged anyone who still had these products at home to stop using them.
FDA testing turned up tremolite asbestos in the following products, the agency said:
- Claire’s Eye Shadows – Batch No/Lot No: 08/17
- Claire’s Compact Powder – Batch No/Lot No: 07/15
- Claire’s Contour Palette – Batch No/Lot No: 04/17
Reports that Claire’s cosmetics contained tremolite asbestos first emerged in 2017 and the retailer took nine makeup products off of the shelf in response. The FDA then tested the products as a response to those concerns.