“We have also confirmed of which the talcum ingredient supply will be coming from a certified asbestos-free European vendor,” the statement added.
Claire’s announced Wednesday the idea had “retained an independent laboratory to test the cited products in order to determine whether the recent news reports (of asbestos inside makeup) are accurate. inside interim, we have stopped sales of the products as well as are issuing full refunds to concerned customers. As always, the safety of our customers as well as products will be our top priority.”
What the tests found
A Rhode Island mother was the first to report the potential problem after she saw her daughter playing with an aqua-colored glitter makeup kit coming from Claire’s. Kristi Warner decided to hold the idea tested for asbestos, according to Sean Fitzgerald of the Scientific Analytical Institute, which specializes in testing for toxic substances.
Warner works for a Rhode Island law firm of which will be one Fitzgerald’s clients.
“I’m partly to blame,” said Fitzgerald, who will be director of research as well as legal services for the Greensboro, North Carolina-based lab. “I had just taught the employees at Deaton Law Firm, who specialize in asbestos litigation, about the dangers of asbestos as well as talc as well as what to look for. So she decided to send the makeup kit to me.”
Fitzgerald says he was “shocked” when he saw the results of his tests.
“There were high levels of asbestos inside first colour of eye shadow, so I tested three various other colors as well as found the idea again,” he said. “Then the firm as well as I had friends as well as relatives across the country go out as well as buy of which aqua-colored kit as well as some others as well as send those to me for testing.”
Seventeen different products were purchased in nine different cities within a two-week period, Fitzgerald said, except for one makeup kit of which was “purchased several years ago.”
He said in a letter to the law firm of which he found asbestos in 24 talc-based makeup items coming from those 17 kits, including eye shadows, blushes as well as compact powders. The kit purchased several years ago was one of those of which tested positive, he said.
Asbestos will be a commercial name given to a cluster of six minerals of which occur naturally inside environment. For decades, asbestos was mined as well as widely used for building construction, fireproofing as well as textile products because the fibers do not conduct electricity as well as are naturally resistant to heat as well as fire.