Saturday, December 30, 2017

Asbestos Found in Makeup for Children

Claire's, which sells accessories and makeup aimed at young girls, announced on Twitter this week that it would halt sales of a number of products. The move came after a Rhode Island mother, who works at a law firm specializing in asbestos litigation and was working on a separate case, had some of her daughter's makeup tested. WPRI, a Providence, Rhode Island, station reported the story. Claire's, which has about 1,600 stores in North America and more than twice that globally, hasn't given its view of whether any of its products were contaminated with asbestos. To be cautious, it said it stopped sales of the items and announced today that it is having an independent lab run tests.

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A few months ago, a Raleigh, North Carolina TV station enlisted SAI to test several makeup products aimed at children and teens, in order to see what wasn't included on the ingredient list. In the "Just Shine Shimmer Powder" sold by US retailer Justice, the lab said it found asbestos as well as four heavy metals: barium, chromium, lead, and selenium.

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Thanks Obama.

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-12-30 05:21 PM

Which of the nations involved in Claire product fabrication is specifically responsible for the glitter makeup manufacture? I can't seem to locate any article containing that data. So curious..

#2 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2017-12-30 09:02 PM

Remember this the next time you hear calls for less regulation, red tape, or bureaucracy.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2017-12-30 09:11 PM

#2 good question.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-30 11:46 PM

We have also confirmed that the talcum ingredient supply is from a certified asbestos free European vendor.

www.claires.com

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-30 11:49 PM

Europe is a big place though. Not everything European = quality

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-30 11:50 PM

Europe is a big place though. Not everything European = quality
#6 | Posted by BruceBanner

I think it was from the chyrsotile region of Asbestonia

#7 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-12-31 12:01 AM

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