Kristi Warner made a decision to have it tested for asbestos, according to Sean Fitzgerald of the Scientific Analytical Institute, which specializes in testing for toxic substances.
CNBC is reporting that the jewelry story Claire's has pulled several different glitter-containing makeup products from its shelves amid fears that they may contain asbestos. Warner claims the lab found traces of asbestos in the product, USA Today reports.
Earlier this month, WJAR, an NBC affiliate in Rhode Island, reported that a woman mailed her 6-year-old daughter's makeup and additional Claire's products to an independent lab for testing.
"The initial results of testing by an independent certified laboratory show that the cosmetics tested to date are asbestos free", said Anna Jarema on behalf of the Claire's Press Offce.
She said she was already working with a lab on another case and chose to have her daughter's makeup tested. "You assume that when you're purchasing it, it is safe", Kristiana said.
Claire's did not respond to requests for comment on whether the products would be put back on shelves.
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Claire's pulled products from its shelves and offered refunds to customers who had bought the bedazzled and glittering makeup sets.
Claire's announced that it has pulled a number of items from its stores following an investigation by a Rhode Island mother.
Warner and her boss chose to purchase 17 additional Claire's makeup products from different states and have them tested as well.
"We have taken the precautionary measure of pulling the items in question from sale", the statement reads. "As always, the safety of our customers and products is our top priority", Claire's said in a second statement. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has established standards, depending on the type of workplace exposure, but generally sets permissible exposure limits at 1.0 asbestos fibers per cubic centimeter over a 30-minute period.
"We work closely with our vendors to ensure our products are tested and assessed in line with the relevant country regulations and guidelines".
"Once we have information and have the results of the investigation we will take the necessary action".