Global tween sensation JoJo Siwa has broken her silence after her freshly released makeup kits were recalled for testing positive for asbestos.
Siwa shared a video on YouTube to address the situation, insisting that safety is hers and Nickelodeon’s “No. 1 priority”.
“Recently it’s been brought up to my attention that there has been a problem with one of my products in Claire’s stores, with one of the JoJo makeup products,” the 16-year-old Dance Moms alum stated in the vid.
“I just want to let everyone know that, no matter what, safety is myself and Nickelodeon’s No. 1 priority in everything, in every JoJo product and in everything out there.”
“This product is something that, with a lot of things, that I put my trust into other people’s hands, [and] we are working really, really hard to make sure that this product is recalled and off all shelves,” she continued. “And also that anyone who has this product, you can get a refund… If it’s used or it’s unused, you can get a full refund.”
She went on to thank fans for being understanding and said that the situation is “serious” to her.
“But I just wanna let you guys know the situation, and I hope you understand and I thank you for understanding, because it is serious to me, and it means a lot to me,” Siwa added. “‘Cause it is my name, and it is my brand, and it is my face — quite literally.”
According to Claire’s, the store that stocks the products, “trace amounts of asbestos fibers” were found in the powder eye shadow and they “voluntarily recalled the JoJo Cosmetic Kit out of an abundance of caution.”
Today, the FDA is releasing new results from its continued testing of cosmetic products for asbestos & is warning consumers to not use 2 additional products that have tested positive for asbestos & have been recalled https://t.co/p4AACHd9y8 pic.twitter.com/DYtSelENEj
— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) June 6, 2019
“Claire’s stands behind the safety of this item and all other Claire’s cosmetic items, as such small trace amounts are considered acceptable under European and Canadian cosmetic safety regulations,” the company added in a statement.
“In addition, last year Claire’s moved to talc-free cosmetic manufacturing to prevent any further concerns about talc contamination. Claire’s also supports increased FDA oversight of personal care products. We will provide a full refund to any customers who purchased the product.”Image: Getty Images