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17 Children's Makeup Kits Pulled After Testing Positive for Asbestos

These products were sold in Claire's stores and Asbestos was found in a variety of the samples taken, including blush, compact powder, and eye shadow. According to the SAI report all of the makeup tested positive at alarming rates.

December 27, 2017

Just five months after reports of children's makeup at Justice testing positive for asbestos, it's happening again - this time at the popular jewelry and accessories store Claire's.

WJAR, an NBC news station in Rhode Island, reports that mom Kristi Warner was concerned about the safety of the kid's makeup she'd purchased at Claire's for her 6-year-old daughter, so she sent it to an independent lab for testing.

Alarmingly, 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.

"I physically sank," Warner told WJAR. "I ended up sitting on the ground, just trying to wrap my head around how something like that could end up in our home."

Doing the due diligence instilled in her by working at a law firm, Warner decided to purchase additional products to have tested, not just from the Providence Place Mall location from which she'd originally bought the makeup, but from Claire's locations in nine other states.

All 17 products sent to the Scientific Analytical Institute tested positive for asbestos.

It should be noted, the Scientific Analytical Institute and its director, Sean Fitzgerald, are the same independent lab and scientist that say they found asbestos in Justice makeup earlier this year; furthermore, after their own independent lab tests showed there was not asbestos in the questionable product, Justice has accused the Scientific Analytical Institute of reporting inaccurate results.

Despite the lab's previously disputed results in a similar case, Claire's has pulled all 17 products off shelves as a measure of caution.

Some of these products include:

  • Aqua Glitter Kit
  • Claire’s Eyeshadow Palette
  • Jeweled Heart Kit
  • Pink Flip Phone Kit
  • Pink Glitter Kit
  • Pink Glittery Makeup Kit with Fold Closure
  • Pink Jeweled Rectangle Kit
  • Pink Jeweled Star Kit
  • Pink Sparkly Heart Kit
  • Shiny Black Plastic Makeup Kit with Handle

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