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
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety
- General Public
- Identification number:
Last updated: 2019-04-03
Claire's Eyeshadows, Claire's Compact Powder, and Claire's Contour Palette
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.
|Product Name||UPC||SKU||Lot Number|
|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.
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.
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
CBI Distribution Corp.
2400 West Central Road
TAIR JIUH ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
NO. 7, TAFA RD., RENDER DIST.,
TAINAN CITY 717,
TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.