Teen retailer Claire’s pulled merchandise from its cabinets after a Rhode Island mother stated she discovered asbestos in her daughter’s make-up set.
Barrington mother Kristie Warner was involved concerning the glittery make-up equipment she purchased for her 6-year-old daughter on the Windfall Place Mall, so she shipped a pattern to an impartial lab in North Carolina, WJAR reported.
She “bodily sank” when she obtained the outcomes, she instructed the station.
“I ended up sitting on the bottom, simply making an attempt to wrap my head round how one thing like that might find yourself in our house,” she stated. “You simply assume youngsters’s product can be protected.”
Check outcomes had reportedly revealed that the child cosmetics contained asbestos, a extremely poisonous cancer-causing mineral that has been linked to mesothelioma.
After the stomach-churning discovery, Warner, who’s a regulation clerk, and her boss purchased 17 totally different Claire’s merchandise from 9 states to see if this was a nationwide problem.
The merchandise embrace a slew of bedazzled and glittery pink and blue make-up units and compacts aimed toward younger women.
The Scientific Analytical Institute, the place the merchandise have been examined, stated it discovered tremolite asbestos in each single one of many merchandise.
For the reason that station’s report Claire’s eliminated 9 merchandise from its cabinets as a “precautionary measure” and stated it will problem full refunds to involved clients.
The corporate additionally stated it deliberate on testing the merchandise at an impartial lab.
Earlier this 12 months, the identical lab discovered the substance in make-up merchandise from youth-oriented model Justice.
After initially pulling the merchandise, Justice dismissed the lab’s outcomes when its personal impartial probe discovered no hint of asbestos.