FDA Alerts Consumers About Cosmetic Products Recalled due to the Presence of Asbestos

Washington, DC–The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers about cosmetic products recalled due to the presence of asbestos.
On March 5, 2019 the FDA issued a Safety Alert warning consumers not to use certain Claire’s products.
Today the FDA has updated its Safety Alert to warn consumers not to use two additional products: Beauty Plus Global Contour Effects Palette 2, Batch No. S1603002/PD-C1179; Claire’s JoJo Siwa Makeup Set, SKU #888711136337, Batch/Lot No. S180109 because they tested positive for asbestos. Last week both Beauty Plus and Claire’s recalled their respective products, and consumers who have these batches/Lots of Claire’s or Beauty Plus products should stop using them.
As we indicated in our March statement the FDA takes these findings and our obligation to protect consumers seriously. These results are part of our ongoing survey of cosmetic products for asbestos and our commitment to take regulatory and enforcement action as needed.
FDA Recall
The FDA will continue to update its Safety Alert with new information as it becomes available. Consumers may subscribe to receive updates at the bottom of the Cosmetics, Recalls and Alerts page.

Talc is an ingredient used in many cosmetics, from baby powder to blush. From time to time, FDA has received questions about its safety and whether talc contains harmful contaminants, such as asbestos.