- A JoJo Siwa makeup kit from Claire’s has been recalled after a batch of its products tested positive for asbestos.
- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tweeted a warning about the product on Thursday.
- According to the FDA, asbestos is a known carcinogen and is often found near talc, which is an ingredient used in many cosmetics.
- Claire’s has previously faced similar problems with products containing traces of asbestos.
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Cosmetics aimed at children and teens have recently come under fire for potentially containing traces of harmful chemicals. On Thursday, JoJo Siwa’s makeup line from Claire’s became the latest kid-oriented line with products that tested positive for asbestos, according to the FDA.
The FDA tweeted a warning to its followers that the teen star’s makeup kit from Claire’s had been recalled after a batch of its products tested positive for asbestos.
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 https://t.co/p4AACHd9y8 pic.twitter.com/DYtSelENEj
— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) June 6, 2019
The set, which is identified in the tweet as Batch/Lot No. S180109, appears to contain an eye-shadow palette, two lip glosses, and two nail polishes inside a heart-shaped plastic pouch featuring the “Dance Mums” alum’s logo.
“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 US FDA wrote in the tweet. The second product in question is the Contour Effects 2 palette from Beauty Plus Global.
A representative for Nickelodeon said in a statement provided to INSIDER that the company is looking into the matter.
“We take safety very seriously and require our licensees to comply with all applicable laws and safety standards relating to licensed products,” the representative said. “We are reviewing this matter with Claire’s in light of the advisory from the FDA.”
This isn’t the first time Claire’s has faced problems with asbestos this year. The FDA previously issued a warning in March 2019 after several of the brand’s makeup items including an eye-shadow palette and compact powder were found to be contaminated with asbestos fibres.
According to the FDA, asbestos is “a naturally occurring mineral that is often found near talc” and is a known carcinogen with many health risks. Asbestos can make its way into beauty products if the talc is not sourced carefully in the mining process.
Representatives for Claire’s did not immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment.
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