FDA Recalls More Makeup from Claire’s Over Asbestos Concerns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling more makeup from Claire’s because they contain asbestos. The agency issued a safety alert in March regarding the asbestos contamination and warned consumers not to use the company’s makeup products.

In a press release issued last week, the agency updated its alert to add two new beauty products: Claire’s JoJo Siwa Makeup set and Beauty Plus Global Contour Effects Palette.

The JoJo Siwa makeup set contains eyeshadow, nail polish, and two lip glosses.

Both of these products tested positive for asbestos, according to the FDA. The products have been recalled, and consumers should stop using them, the FDA stated.

In a statement, Claire’s said that it “voluntarily recalled the JoJo Cosmetic Kit out of an abundance of caution.”

The company said that it stands behind the safety of the makeup set and all other cosmetic items from Claire’s. In an email statement, Claire’s said that “such small trace amounts are considered acceptable under European and Canadian cosmetic safety regulations.”

The company noted that they moved to talc-free cosmetic manufacturing last year to prevent concerns of contamination. Claire’s said that they will provide a full refund to customers who purchased the product.

The initial products recalled in March were offered for sale between October 2016 and March 2019. They have since been removed from the marketplace. These products were sold across the U.S. and online.

“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,” the company said on its website.

In 2017, Claire’s recalled 17 makeup products after a woman from Rhode Island sent her daughter’s makeup to a lab for testing. The lab results showed that the makeup contained trace amounts of tremolite asbestos, which has been linked to mesothelioma.