Claire's recalls various cosmetic products due to possible asbestos contamination

Starting date:
April 2, 2019
Posting date:
April 2, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Cosmetics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-69454

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Claire's Eyeshadows, Claire's Compact Powder, and Claire's Contour Palette
  • Issue: These cosmetic products may have been contaminated with asbestos.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cosmetics, and return them to a Claire's store for a full refund.

Affected products

  • Eyeshadows
  • Compact Powder
  • Contour Palette

Product description

 

This recall involves three Claire's brand cosmetic products:
Product Name UPC SKU Lot Number
Claire's Eyeshadows 888711847165 84716 08/17
Claire's Compact Powder 888711839153 83915 07/15
Claire's Contour Palette 888711401947 40194 04/17

The UPCs and SKUs can be found on the price tickets affixed to the products and all batch numbers are shown on the back panels below the ingredient list.

Hazard identified

Testing indicated the possible presence of asbestos fibres in product samples from one lot of each product.

As of March 26, 2019, the company has received no reports of incidents in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 4,880 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from October 2016 to March 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Distributor
CBI Distribution Corp.
2400 West Central Road
Hoffman Estates
60192
Illinois
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
TAIR JIUH ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
NO. 7, TAFA RD., RENDER DIST.,
TAINAN CITY 717,
TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA

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What you should do

Customers should immediately discontinue use and return the affected products to a Claire's store for a full refund.

Consumers may contact Claire's by telephone at 1-800-252-4737, option 2, between 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their website for more information.

Please note that, in addition to the requirements of the Cosmetic Regulations, the Food and Drugs Act (FDA) prohibits the sale of cosmetics that are either made with hazardous substances, or under unsanitary conditions, to users in Canada.

Furthermore, the Prohibition of Asbestos and Products Containing Asbestos Regulations, which came into force on December 30, 2018, prohibit the manufacture, import, sale and use of consumer products, including cosmetics, containing asbestos in greater than trace amounts.

For more information related to the prohibition of asbestos in consumer products in greater than trace amounts please see Trace amounts of asbestos in consumer products: guidance.  For further information on these regulations, contact Environment and Climate Change Canada at ec.amiante-asbestos.ec@canada.ca.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website.You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.