Claire’s Makeup Recalled Due to Asbestos
Claire’s, the accessory and cosmetic giant, which targets a younger age group recalled their makeup after a concerned parent paid for independent testing of glitter makeup she purchased. The testing revealed it contained tremolite asbestos, which researchers linked to mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is cancer that presents in the mesothelioma lining of the lungs.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identifies six types of asbestos minerals: chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite, anthophyllite, and actinolite. Although all commercial forms of asbestos are carcinogenic, there are differences in their chemical compositions.
Usually, asbestos fibers cause mesothelioma when disturbed. This normally happens during product use, demolition work, building or home maintenance, repair, and remodeling. In general, exposure may occur only when the asbestos-containing material is disturbed or damaged in some way to release particles and fibers into the air.
However, this was not the case for thousands of young girls trusting the makeup sold by the jewelry giant, Claire’s.
Claire Makeup Recalled
Claire’s, known for selling accessories and cosmetics targeted to young girls and teenagers, has recalled some of its makeup over asbestos concerns. A Rhode Island mother was concerned about the glitter makeup she bought for her 6-year-old daughter. She decided to send samples for independent testing. When the makeup tested positive for tremolite asbestos, she purchased makeup in other states and tested them as well. They all tested positive for tremolite. Researchers link tremolite to cancer called mesothelioma.
Forming on the protective lining of the lungs and abdomen, malignant mesothelioma is a rare, asbestos-related cancer. Currently, there isn’t a cure. However, there are constant advancements and also new therapies to help improve survival statistics.
Claire’s says it has more than 900 million female customers around the world. It operates more than 2,500 stores in North America and Europe, as well as 1,000 outlets on other continents.
The recalled products include:
- Ultimate Mega Make Up Set, code 71844
- Metallic Hot Pink Glitter 48-Piece Makeup Set, code 76094
- Pink Glitter Cellphone Makeup Compact, code 26556
- Bedazzled Rainbow Heart Makeup Set, code 11767
- Rainbow Bedazzled Star Make Up Set, code 20926
- Rainbow Glitter Heart Shaped Makeup Set, code 97275
- Mint Glitter Make Up Set, code 74769
- Rainbow Bedazzled Rectangle Make Up Set, code 21044
- Pink Glitter Palette with Eyeshadow & Lip Gloss, code 97276
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