Claire's recalls cosmetic products, could contain asbestos

Claire's store front, Photo Date: January 21, 2015 / MGN / Mike Mozart / CC BY 2.0
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WILX Claire's is recalling some cosmetic products that may have the presence of asbestos.

The FDA issued a safety alert on the products earlier this month, and the company initially took issue with the FDA's tests.

Claire’s issued the recall for the following: Claire’s Eye Shadows, Claire’s Compact Powder and Claire’s Contour Palette

The SKUs/Lots being recalled are:

- Claire's Eyeshadows, UPC #888711847165, SKU #84716, Lot No. 08/17
- Claire's Compact Powder, UPC #888711839153, SKU #83915, Lot No. 07/15
- Claire's Contour Palette, UPC #888711401947, SKU #40194, Lot No. 04/17

The products were sold in stores and on the store’s website between October 2016 and March 2019.

“We initiated this voluntary recall after testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration indicated the possible presence of asbestos fibers in product samples from one lot of each product. Inhalation of asbestos over time has been linked to serious adverse health consequences,” the recall said.

“Any consumers who have purchased these products should discontinue use and return them to a Claire’s store for a full refund,” according to the recall notice. “To date, Claire’s is not aware of any adverse reactions, injuries or illness caused by the possible presence of asbestos in the recalled products. Claire’s continues to have confidence in the safety and composition of its products and is taking these actions out of an abundance of caution.”

The girls' fashion chain also said it switched to talc-free products with the past year. According to the American Cancer Society, talcum powder is widely used in makeup but could contain asbestos.

Consumers with questions can contact Claire's at 800-252-4737.

There is also a link that you can click to find the latest Mesothelioma and Asbestos information