Claire’s Stores asbestos safety scare triggers FDA call to update cosmetics regulation

Claire’s Stores asbestos safety scare triggers FDA call to update cosmetics regulation

A recent cosmetics safety recall from Claire’s Stores has led the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to call for an update of the country’s cosmetics laws after three products tested positive for known carcinogen, asbestos, according to a report by Reuters.

The FDA issued an alert this week warning consumers not to use the three products by Claire’s Stores. It stated it would work alongside Congress in order to modernize the current regulatory framework that has been in place for more than 80 years and currently does not require cosmetics manufacturers to safety test their products.

The call for a regulatory update was well received by Johnson & Johnson, a company that has come under intense fire for its cosmetics talc safety, which stated it supported the FDA in its efforts to ‘reaffirm the safety of cosmetic talc products.”

Claire’s Stores has since challenged the safety concerns regarding its eye shadows, contour palette and compact powder, and said that due to the FDA tests showing ‘significant errors’ there is “no evidence that any products sold by Claire’s are unsafe.”

However, the company has removed the products in question from its stores as well as any other talc-based cosmetic products.

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