Asbestos found in makeup by Claire’s
From the Trussville Tribune staff reports
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Families using makeup from Claire’s as stocking stuffers might want to reconsider after reports that asbestos was found in 17 products from the cosmetics retail chain.
A report by WSFA12 showed that the carcinogenic substance, often linked to mesothelioma, was “pervasive” in the retailer’s line-up. Claire’s is a Chicago-based makeup and jewelry store that markets to children, teens, and young adults.
In a Dec. 23 tweet, Claire’s twitter account acknowledged the findings. “At Claire’s the safety of our customers is of paramount importance, and we are passionate about the safety and integrity of our products,” the statement read. “We work closely with our vendors to ensure our products are tested and assessed in line with the relevant country regulations and guidelines.”
The chain said it had “taken the precautionary measure of pulling the items in question from ale, 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.”
The Claire’s Twitter account then resumed advertising its hand lotions, Christmas apparel, and ear piercings.