A parent purchasing a fun item for their child expects it to be safe. That’s why many were shocked to hear that about a retail chain store recently recalled several products after concerns about asbestos were brought to light.
Claire’s Stores Inc. recalled at least nine make-up items last month from their shelves following claims that some of their children and teen products contained traces of asbestos. A concerned Rhode Island mother voiced the concern that was confirmed by a lab test. She also happens to be an employee of a law firm that deals with asbestos-related cases.
The mother says that she decided to take some of the makeup she had bought for her daughter to a lab for testing, and to her surprise, the glittery makeup had traces of asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous substance that known to cause cancer. If inhaled or swallowed, the detected asbestos can lead to both lung damage and cancer. This type of asbestos is also known to cause mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer.
The nine makeup products which tested positive are:
- Rainbow bedazzled rectangle make up set
- Ultimate mega’s makeup set
- Mint Glitter makeup set
- Bedazzled rainbow heart
- Pink glitter-cell phone makeup compact
- Pink glittering-palette with eye-shadow & lip gloss
- Metallic hot pink glitter 48 piece makeup set
- Rainbow bedazzled-star make up set
- Rainbow glittering heart-shaped makeup set
Claire’s declared through its Twitter account that it had noted the concerns and recalled all the suspected products as a precautionary measure. The statement further indicated that the company had requested an independent laboratory to conduct a test on the affected products as it launched an immediate investigation into the matter. Claire’s also agreed to refund all customers who had purchased the recalled products.
While we know much about asbestos and its dangers, it is incidents like these that serve as reminders that it is still very much a concern. If you believe you have been exposed to asbestos, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine your legal options.
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