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Nearly a year after a report by our partners at U.S. PIRG Education Fund found asbestos in its children’s makeup products, Claire’s agreed to take action.

On March 5, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed our findings that Claire’s had been selling makeup marketed to children that contained carcinogenic asbestos. Days later, Claire’s announced it would remove three talc-based makeup products from store shelves.

"While we are relieved that children will no longer be able to buy three asbestos-containing cosmetics at Claire's, we urge Claire's to take stronger action,” said Kara Cook-Schultz, director of our national toxics program and lead author of last year’s report. “Many consumers still have these dangerous products on their shelves at home, and parents and kids should be informed about problems with the makeup they purchased."

CALPIRG’s Consumer Watchdog team is alerting consumers to dangerous products on the market, while also urging Congress to grant the FDA more enforcement power.

Read our statement here.

Photo Caption: U.S. PIRG President Faye Park spoke with CBS News following the release of U.S. PIRG Education Fund's report which found asbestos in three different children's makeup products sold by Claire's. Photo Credit: CBS News

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