Asbestos Found in Children ’ s Makeup

Justice, a national retail chain marketed to young girls, has stopped selling a cosmetics product after discovering it contained talc contaminated with asbestos fibers. The government-licensed Scientific Analytical Institute (SAI) in Greensboro, North Carolina, confirmed the asbestos contamination after testing the product as part of a Durham-based WTVD-TV news investigation. The tainted product was Just Shine Shimmer Powder, which the company stopped selling at stores and removed from its website, according to a Tuesday post on its Facebook page. “Our suppliers are required to produce all products in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. If any supplier fails to do so, it is our practice to hold them responsible,” the Facebook post read. “We cannot speculate regarding the matter while we investigate.” Justice, formerly known as Limited Too, is a subsidiary of Ascena Retail Group. “This was not surprising,” Sean Fitzgerald, director of research and analytical services at SAI, told Asbestos.com. “We all need to open our eyes to this problem.” Talc, a common ingredient in cosmetics, is a naturally occurring mineral often mined near asbestos deposits on the earth’s surface. Sometimes, the two substances mix. FDA Testing Is Lacking The U.S. Food and Drug Administration prohibits the use of cosmetic talc tainted with asbestos fibers, but its testing protocol is not as revealing as the one SAI performed with a trans...
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday confirmed the 2017 finding of asbestos contamination in children’s cosmetic products sold by retailers Claire’s and Justice. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Susan Mayne, director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, released a joint statement announcing the results of independent tests that confirmed asbestos contamination in three of the product samples from Claire’s and one of the samples from Justice. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral often found near talc, a key ingredient in many cosmetic products. Exposure to asbestos can...
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National children’s retailer Claire’s has issued a recall of nine makeup products after reports surfaced they may contain cancer-causing asbestos fibers. An inquiry from a Rhode Island-based mother sparked the recall. Curious about what was in her 6-year-old daughter’s glitter makeup, Kristi Warner sent samples to an independent lab in North Carolina for testing. The makeup contained traces of tremolite asbestos, according to Warner. Tremolite is not used commercially, but can be found as a contaminant in talc, a common ingredient in cosmetics. Inhaling or ingesting any form of asbestos can lead to seri...
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