JoJo Siwa, 16, first appeared on “Dance Moms” and has since become a breakout star amongst tweens with her YouTube channel. Siwa has almost 10 million subscribers on the channel and has products and appearances everywhere. In fact, the collaboration between Siwa and Claire’s accessory were a match made in sparkly accessories heaven; but unfortunately for the teen star, one of her products has been recalled for good reason.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says Siwa’s makeup kit, which contains eyeshadow, two lip glosses and nail polish -geared toward young girls and teens, has tested positive for asbestos. Claire’s stores have recalled the product after the FDA issued a warning to stop using the product immediately.
According to USA Today, the FDA announcement comes three months after other Claire’s products were pulled from shelves because they also contained asbestos. Claire’s said in a statement, “Trace amounts of asbestos fibers” were found after testing in the powder eye shadow.”
Claire’s added that it “voluntarily recalled the JoJo Cosmetic Kit out of an abundance of caution.” In an email, the company said, “Claire’s stands behind the safety of this item and all other Claire’s cosmetic items, as such small trace amounts are considered acceptable under European and Canadian cosmetic safety regulations.”
“In addition, last year Claire’s moved to talc-free cosmetic manufacturing to prevent any further concerns about talc contamination. Claire’s also supports increased FDA oversight of personal care products. We will provide a full refund to any customers who purchased the product,” the statement continued.
In March, the FDA announced three products from Claire’s and one from Justice were found to contain asbestos however Claire’s refused to recall due to “significant errors” in the reported findings. The company said, “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.”