After asbestos being found in Claire’s products on multiple occasions, the European government is now ordering Claire’s to stop selling Asbestos-contaminated makeup products. The Netherlands have confirmed the U.S. PIRG’s test results that confirm the inclusion of asbestos in Claire’s products. This prompted the Dutch Health and Safety Authority to order Claire’s to remove all products that tested positive for asbestos.
After findings were confirmed, the British government ordered the contaminated products to be taken off the shelves as well. Warnings were issued to the entire European Union about the products.
Claire’s offered a refund to customers in Europe that bought the asbestos-containing items. However, as of May 3, 2018, Claire’s in the U.S. continues to deny allegations, warn U.S. customers, or offer any refunds. Products that were found to contain asbestos and are still on the shelves include “Claire’s Compact Powder” and “Claire’s Shadow and Highlight Finishing Kit.”
The FDA is finally performing an investigation into the discovery of asbestos in these products. However, they have been dragging their feet to make any decisions or publish any of their findings of the investigation. Alternatively, European agencies have already protected their citizens by confirming the danger and performing a solution.