Just five months after reports of children’s makeup at Justice testing positive for asbestos, it’s happening again — this time at the popular jewelry and accessories store Claire’s.
WJAR, an NBC news station in Rhode Island, reports that mom Kristi Warner was concerned about the safety of the kid’s makeup she’d purchased at Claire’s for her 6-year-old daughter, so she sent it to an independent lab for teting.
It should be noted, the Scientific Analytical Institute and its director, Sean Fitzgerald, are the same independent lab and scientist that say they found asbestos in Justice makeup earlier this year; furthermore, after their own independent lab tests showed there was not asbestos in the questionable product, Justice has accused the Scientific Analytical Institute of reporting inaccurate results.
Despite the lab’s previously disputed results in a similar case, Claire’s has pulled all 17 products off shelves as a measure of caution.
The brand announced in a statement on its Facebook page that it will also be conducting its own investigation:
“At Claire’s the safety of our customers is of paramount importance, and we are passionate about the safety and integrity of our products. We work closely with our vendors to ensure our products are tested and assessed in line with the relevant country regulations and guidelines. As a result of today’s inquiry from WJAR-TV, we have taken the precautionary measure of pulling the items in question from sale, and will be conducting an immediate investigation into the alleged issues. Once we have more information and have the results of the investigation we will take the necessary action.”
Although Claire’s, like most national brands, has procedures to ensure its products fall within national and regional safety standards, some experts say more can and should be done to keep beauty consumers safe.
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