A popular children’s Youtuber and television star’s makeup has recently been pulled from all shelves after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration detected asbestos contamination in it.
Claire’s, a store that is known for selling children’s makeup has voluntarily recalled all of their JoJo Siwa Makeup Set products after the Food and Drug Administration’s tests found trace amounts of asbestos in the products.
The Food and Drug Administration said this on Twitter, “Today, the FDA is releasing new results from its continued testing of cosmetic products for asbestos & is warning consumers to not use 2 additional products that have tested positive for asbestos & have been recalled.”
The Food and Drug Administration also is warning customers of the JoJo Siwa Makeup Set to not continue using the makeup products, as they do contain asbestos and could be detrimental to their health.
Although Claire’s voluntarily removed the asbestos contaminated products from their shelves, they are still attempting to defend their products. A spokesperson told Today Style that, “Claire’s stands behind the safety of this item and all other Claire’s cosmetic items, as such small trace amounts are considered acceptable under European and Canadian cosmetic safety regulations. In addition, last year Claire’s moved to talc-free cosmetic manufacturing to prevent any further concerns about talc contamination. Claire’s also supports increased FDA oversight of personal care products. We will provide a full refund to any customers who purchased the product.”
Lawmakers and government officials are not happy with Claire’s statement. Michigan Democratic Representative Debbie Dingell had this in particular to say on the matter, “Asbestos in children’s cosmetics is simply unacceptable. It is so basic we shouldn’t need legislation to ban it but we do. Yet again, retailers like Claire’s and Beauty Plus are removing products from their shelves after asbestos was found in their cosmetics. This so despicable; all of us need to be outraged. Congress must pass strong legislation so all cosmetics – especially cosmetics marketed toward children – contain proper warning labels alerting people of dangerous toxins.”
Lawmakers such as Michigan Democratic Representative Debbie Dingell and Illinois Democratic Representative Jan Schakowsky are currently working on legislation that would require warning labels to be put on makeup that has not been tested for asbestos.