FDA: Asbestos Found in Claire’s Makeup

Samples of three Claire’s makeup products have tested positive for asbestos and the Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to consumers after the company failed to comply with a recall request. The agency received test results in late February proving positive for the known carcinogen in, identifying Claire's eye shadows, contour palette, and compact powder as problematic products.

Claire’s refused to comply with the FDA’s recall request, saying the agency’s test results "show significant errors" and that the reports "mischaracterized fibers in the products as asbestos." The company has pulled from shelves the three products identified by the FDA, as well as all products containing talc, “out of an abundance of caution.”

What Is Asbestos?

FDA: Asbestos Found in Claire’s MakeupAsbestos is a toxic, naturally occurring mineral that was once widely used due to its fire, heat, and water-resistant properties, durability and other characteristics that made it ideal for use in a large variety of commercial and industrial applications. Exposure to asbestos has been linked to the development of serious health complications such as mesothelioma cancer.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and would like to learn more about your legal rights, the Chicago asbestos attorneys of Cooney & Conway can provide a free consultation to discuss the legal merits of your case. Contact Cooney & Conway today at 800-322-5573 or fill out the contact information form on this page.

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