Asbestos found in Claire's cosmetics, FDA says

Claire's took issue with the FDA's tests, saying they included "significant errors."

(CNN)The FDA advised consumers not to use three Claire's brand cosmetic products after tests found they contained asbestos.

The agency issued a safety alert on Claire's Eye Shadows, Compact Powder and Contour Pallette, after they tested positive for tremolite asbestos. The FDA also detected asbestos in a Justice product, which had already been recalled in 2017, according to the agency.
The three Claire's products are not believed to be for sale, but consumers who have them at home should stop using them, the FDA said.
    Claire's, which sells makeup, jewelry and accessories aimed at teens, tweens and kids, said that it has removed the three cosmetic items and any talc-based products from stores. The company said in a statement that its products are safe and that "customer safety is paramount."
    The company took issue with the FDA's tests. "The recent test results the FDA have shared with us show significant errors. Specifically, the FDA test reports have mischaracterized fibers in the products as asbestos, in direct contradiction to established EPA and USP criterion for classifying asbestos fibers. Despite our efforts to discuss these issues with the FDA, they insisted on moving forward with their release."