Many young YouTube viewers in Minnesota and across the country are fans of JoJo Siwa, a rising star who is also known for her appearances on “Dance Moms,” a popular reality TV show. Siwa is making news headlines this week but not for her television or online endeavors. A cosmetic makeup kit that bears her name has been recalled from Claire’s stores and other shopping venues because of potential asbestos exposure.
It is not the first time Claire’s has been in the news regarding asbestos. Several other cosmetic products the store carries were recalled some time ago for the same reason. Siwa’s makeup kit is the latest item in the store to test positive for asbestos. Consumers have been warned to stop using the product if they already own it.
Many cosmetic products contain talc, which can become contaminated with asbestos when it is mined. The FDA intervened in this particular situation when it began receiving complaints about Claire’s makeup products containing asbestos. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducted tests on the JoJo Siwa makeup kit, as did other analytical service providers.
Minnesota parents who think their children might have suffered asbestos exposure from using a JoJo Siwa makeup kit or other Claire’s cosmetic product may be understandably concerned about potential health risks. Asbestos could be inhaled or ingested when applying cosmetics that are contaminated. If a parent wishes to address the topic from a legal standpoint, he or she may request a consultation with an attorney experienced in asbestos litigation.