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Claire’s recalls makeup after regulators warn of asbestos

AP

02:31, March 14, 2019

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This photo provided by the FDA shows Claire's Eyeshadows. Claire’s is recalling Claire's Eyeshadows and two other makeup products after US regulators warned people not to use them because of possible asbestos. (Photo: FDA)

The retailer Claire’s is recalling three makeup products after US regulators warned they might contain asbestos.

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration said product samples tested positive for asbestos but that Claire’s refused to recall any products that might still be in homes. The retailer at the time disputed the test results but said it removed the products from stores.

Now, the company is also recalling the products , which were sold between 2016 and this month. A Claire’s representative wasn’t immediately available for comment.

Asbestos can get in the lungs and cause cancer, but the greatest risk is to people with frequent, long-term exposure. The FDA said it’s not aware of anyone being sickened by the makeup.

Cosmetics don’t have to be reviewed by the FDA before they’re sold.

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