For many, the chain store Claire's is synonymous with their first youthful forays into the world of jewelry and makeup.
If you didn't collect mood rings and get your ears pierced at a Claire's in the mall, were you even truly living?
However, the store has come under fire in recent years, first for their piercing practices and now for their makeup.
On Monday it was reported that asbestos, which is highly toxic to humans, was found in Claire's makeup.
Three products from Claire's and one from Justice were found to contain asbestos, the FDA said. https://t.co/SYv2lzMXTT— USA TODAY (@USA TODAY) 1551820715.0
The FDA released this statement on Twitter.
#WARNING: FDA is advising consumers NOT to use certain @claires eye shadows, compact powder, & contour powder produ… https://t.co/8jHDCrlHkp— FDA Cosmetics (@FDA Cosmetics) 1551815733.0
However, Claire's refused to comply with the FDA's recommendation they initiate a recall.
Most recalls of products are done voluntarily by companies after a request from a state or federal regulatory agency.
But some companies refuse.
Second most important breaking FDA news: Claire's has refused to comply with @US_FDA recall request. Meaning there… https://t.co/T8mXnD0uE2— Cara Kelly (@Cara Kelly) 1551820295.0
And because of this, the FDA is asking congress to reform laws around regulations of cosmetics.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration called on Congress on Tuesday to modernize rules for cosmetics safety after i… https://t.co/f1JHi2f0d2— ‘Boo-No’ Navarro 🎃👻🍬 (@‘Boo-No’ Navarro 🎃👻🍬) 1551817467.0
Cosmetic regulation reform has much support.
Why we need cosmetics reform NOW: In 2017, #asbestos was found in makeup marketed to tweens by Claire's and Justic… https://t.co/dftOW3Lfs4— Monica (@Monica) 1551821657.0
@Reuters 55 countries in the world have banned asbestos but the toxin is still allowed in products in the US. Any a… https://t.co/vnFYDnvMRa— Molly McGuane (@Molly McGuane) 1551881665.0
@Reuters IA with this tweet. Is it just me or do we think ethical companies marketing to children would not need to… https://t.co/jool48RTf7— Trump Gal aka Trumpster (@Trump Gal aka Trumpster) 1551839432.0
Some were surprised such laws were not already in place and that asbestos was able to get into make-up.
@FDACosmetics @claires @sammi_ii https://t.co/9w7N40PRmJ— ☁️Alex☁️ (@☁️Alex☁️) 1551832457.0
@FDACosmetics @claires How could make up get contaminated by asbestos? How can this happen?— SILVANA LANDIVAR (@SILVANA LANDIVAR) 1551872197.0
Though most were not.
@FDACosmetics @claires who else is shocked https://t.co/wDeZWxDf4s— mackenzie 🧜🏼♀️ (@mackenzie 🧜🏼♀️) 1551882310.0
@FDACosmetics @claires lmao y'all really thought they put effort in kids makeup— Retha (@Retha) 1551844269.0
@FDACosmetics @claires @just_pitch it’s Claire’s— Anira (@Anira) 1551842465.0
@FDACosmetics @claires I don’t ever mess w that stuff even when I was younger I’ve been knew it’s sus😂— sexydaddysukuna (@sexydaddysukuna) 1551877107.0
Whether or not Congress will act remains to be seen.