Global tween sensation JoJo Siwa is currently embroiled in a product scandal after her freshly released makeup kits reportedly had trace amounts of a highly toxic substance.
The Dance Moms alum’s kit was recalled after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found the products to be dangerous as they tested positive for asbestos, TooFab reports.
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.”
“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.”
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
Back in March, the FDA announced that three products sold at Claire’s also contained asbestos and advised customers not to use them.
- Claire’s Eye Shadows — Batch No/Lot No: 08/17
- Claire’s Compact Powder — Batch No/Lot No: 07/15
- Claire’s Contour Palette — Batch No/Lot No: 04/17
According to USA Today, Claire’s initially refused the FDA’s request to recall the products, however, they eventually relented “out of an abundance of caution.”