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Minnesota parents may want to follow asbestos exposure story

It is quite common for young girls in Minnesota and other states to enjoy playing with jewelry and cosmetics. In fact, many parents purchase makeup kits from stores like Claire's for their daughters. That's just what a mother in another state did in a situation that has led to an alarming claim that anyone using cosmetics purchased from Claire's may be at risk for asbestos exposure.

The mother in question just so happens to work in a lab that often tests products for asbestos. On a whim, she decided to have the makeup she recently purchased for her daughter from Claire's tested. She says she was absolutely shocked and dismayed when the product tested positive for asbestos.

This prompted her to obtain more cosmetics from Claire's stores in various states throughout the country. To her dismay, all 17 samples that were acquired from stores in nine different states tested positive for extremely high levels of asbestos. A Claire's representative said children's safety is of paramount importance to the company.

The Claire's spokesperson also stated that Claire's has removed the products in question from its shelves as a precautionary measure while further investigation is conducted. Claire's has also offered full refunds to anyone in Minnesota or another state who owns the makeup and is not comfortable using it. It is well-known that asbestos exposure can lead to serious adverse health conditions; an attorney experienced in asbestos litigation can provide guidance to anyone considering filing an asbestos-related personal injury claim in a civil court.

Source:, "Claire's pulls some children's makeup after local mom's concerns", Susan Campbell, Sarah Doiron, Dec. 22, 2017

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