YouTube star JoJo Siwa's makeup recalled from Claire's for asbestos

Galtero Lara
Junio 12, 2019

Kim Kardashian West better make sure North West (AKA a JoJo super fan) doesn't have this kit!

JoJo Siwa's makeup kit has been recalled from Claire's locations after the powder eye shadow colors tested positive for asbestos, a toxic mineral that is incredibly risky when inhaled or ingested, and can even cause mesothelioma, an aggressive type of cancer.

The FDA has announced it is recalling a cosmestics set the 16-year-old YouTube superstar was selling to tweens at Claire's due to the presence of asbestos. According to USA Today, the news comes just three months after the retail giant was forced to pull products after also being contaminated with asbestos.

Siwa skyrocketed to fame on the TV show Dance Moms and runs a successful YouTube channel with 9.8million subscribers where she sings, dances, and shows off her unique, sparkly, rainbow-themed style.

Siwa hasn't made a statement on the matter.

"Today the FDA has updated its Safety Alert to warn consumers not to use two additional products: Beauty Plus Global Contour Effects Palette 2, Batch No. S1603002/PD-C1179; Claire's JoJo Siwa Makeup Set, SKU #888711136337, Batch/Lot No. S180109 because they tested positive for asbestos".

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'In addition, previous year Claire's moved to talc-free cosmetic manufacturing to prevent any further concerns about talc contamination. The company said it will provide a full refund to those who purchased the product.

It added that "the FDA test reports have mischaracterized fibers in the products as asbestos, in direct contradiction to established EPA and USP criterion for classifying asbestos fibers". But this isn't the company's first brush with the government agency: The FDA also released a safety alert in early March warning consumers not to use other Claire's cosmetics, also because of asbestos.

Claire's has been hit with a number of FDA recalls.

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is often found near talc, an ingredient in many cosmetic products.

Asbestos can get in the lungs and cause cancer, but the greatest risk is to people with frequent, long-term exposure.

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