Claire’s recalls makeup products that tested positive for asbestos

NEW YORK — National retailer Claire’s has recalled several makeup products after one concerned mom sent her daughter’s makeup kit to an independent lab for testing.

The lab results came back positive for tremolite asbestos, a toxic substance which, if inhaled, can cause malignant mesothelioma decades later, according to the National Cancer Institute.

At the top of the Product and Safety page of Claires.com is a statement from the company that reads in part:

“At Claire’s the safety of our customers is of paramount importance, and we are passionate about the safety and integrity of our products. We work closely with our vendors to ensure our products are tested and assessed in line with the relevant country regulations and guidelines.

As a result of today’s inquiry from WJAR-TV, we have taken the precautionary measure of pulling the items in question from sale, and will be conducting an immediate investigation into the alleged issues. Once we have more information and have the results of the investigation we will take the necessary action.”

List of products (for photos visit their site):

Ultimate Mega Make Up Set
code 71844

Metallic Hot Pink Glitter 48 Piece Makeup Set
code 76094

Pink Glitter Cellphone Makeup Compact
code 26556

Bedazzled Rainbow Heart Makeup Set
code 11767

Rainbow Bedazzled Star Make Up Set
code 20926

Rainbow Glitter Heart Shaped Makeup Set
code 97275

Mint Glitter Make Up Set
code 74769

Rainbow Bedazzled Rectangle Make Up Set
code 21044

Pink Glitter Palette with Eyeshadow & Lip Gloss
code 97276