NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators were warning people not to use certain Claire’s makeup products because tests confirmed they contained asbestos.
The Food and Drug Administration says Claire’s refused its request for a recall, and that the agency doesn’t have the power to force one. A representative for Claire’s did not immediately have a comment.READ MORE: Santa Rosa Neighbors Blame City After Creek Overflows, Flooding Homes, Forcing Evacuations
The FDA said it learned of reports of asbestos in products sold by retailers Claire’s and Justice in 2017. Justice issued a recall that year. Claire’s removed products from stores but didn’t issue a recall.READ MORE: Los Gatos Mayor Issues Warning To Residents To Stop Harassment At Council Meetings
Cosmetics don’t need FDA approval. Tuesday’s warning comes after the FDA said its tests confirmed asbestos in one Justice product and the three Claire’s products.
Claire’s is a jewelry and accessories retailer and operates more than 2,500 stores in North America and Europe, and hundreds of franchised stores in the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia, Central and South America, and South Africa.MORE NEWS: Lowell High School Alumni File Lawsuit To Reinstate Merit-Based Admissions
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