DALLAS (CBS11) – Claire’s is removing nine items from store shelves after asbestos was found in a 6-year-old’s makeup kit.
Kristi Warner, a Rhode Island mother who works at Deaton Law Firm, sent her daughter’s makeup kit, along with products from Claire’s stores in nine different states to be tested.
According to WJAR-TV, an independent lab in North Carolina found Temolite asbestos in every product.
The cancer-causing material is linked to mesothelioma.
“The fact that the majority of the products came from the store shelves in the last two weeks means that there are other children being exposed,” said Warner.
Claire’s released the following statement:
The initial results of testing by an independent certified laboratory show that the cosmetics tested to date are asbestos free. Out of an abundance of caution, additional testing is underway. We have also confirmed that the talcum ingredient supply is from a certified asbestos free European vendor. We will continue to honor returns for any customers remaining uncomfortable
Claire’s – which has over 3,000 stores in 36 countries – has released a list of nine products including eye shadows, blushes, and compact powders that have been pulled from its shelves as part of the asbestos case.
Asbestos is a known carcinogen and exposure to it has been linked to life-threatening diseases like asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma, according to the CDC.