FDA: Cosmetics Sold by Claire’s Test Positive for Asbestos

Claire's Store

Recently, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers not to use certain makeup products sold by Claire’s, noting samples had tested positive for asbestos. A detailed article on the warning is available here.

The Warning

The FDA issued the warning after Claire’s allegedly refused to comply with requests for a recall. As cosmetics do not have to be approved by the FDA, the agency cannot enforce a mandatory recall. The retailer—which disputes the FDA’s findings—removed three products identified by the FDA from its stores. They also removed other talc-based cosmetics “out of an abundance of caution.” They maintain FDA test results misidentified other fibers found in company products as asbestos.

The Findings

After hearing reports of asbestos in products sold by Claire’s and Justice, the FDA conducted testing in 2017. Regulators said tests—conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)—confirmed asbestos in three products from Claire’s and one from Justice. Justice stores quickly recalled products showing trace amounts of asbestos that same year. Claire’s removed the products in question from stores—yet fell short of a recall. The FDA warning includes:

  • Claire’s Eye Shadows—Batch/Lot 08/17
  • Claire’s Compact Powder—Batch/Lot 07/15
  • Claire’s Contour Palette—Batch/Lot 04/17

Future Plans

The FDA recently announced it plans to collect information from companies regarding how they intend to ensure the talc they use is free from asbestos. They have also requested companies register products and ingredient lists on the FDA website—though compliance is not mandatory.

About Asbestos Exposure

Exposure to asbestos can result in various diseases and cancers–including Mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that attacks the protective lining covering internal organs. This terrible disease is one of the most common consequences of asbestos exposure–alongside cancer of the lung, stomach, gallbladder, larynx, or kidneys.

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