WENY News - Claire's pulls makeup kits amid asbestos concerns

Claire's pulls makeup kits amid asbestos concerns

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A nationwide, teen fashion accessory chain is pulling several make-up kits after asbestos was found in their products.

The decision by "Claire's" came after an explosive report by WJAR News 10 in Providence, Rhode Island.

The report claimed that a mother sent her daughter's make-up kit from "Claire's", which tested positive for tremolite asbestos. Several independent test results also confirm the findings among other kits available at "Claire's". Experts say, if inhaled, the toxic substance can cause malignant mesothelioma.

So far, "Claire's" has pulled 17 different make-up kits after the discovery.

A statement from Claire's:

"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 (pictured below), 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. If you have items you wish to return in the interim period we will issue a refund."

For a list of pulled products, go to: http://www.claires.com/us/product-and-safety.html?cid=product-and-safety

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