An alarming discovery has been made in a variety of children’s makeup products manufactured by the company Claire’s—and now, countless outraged parents have realized they bought them as Christmas gifts for children.
After a concerned parent sent in her daughter’s makeup kit to a laboratory to be tested, it came back positive for asbestos—a toxic substance infamous for its cancer-causing properties.
“I was just trying to wrap my head around how something like that could end up in our home,” said Kristi Warner, the mother of a 6-year-old girl, “you just assume that a children’s product would be safe.”
(above image: just some of the tainted makeup kit products)
After making the shocking discovery, Kristi, along with her boss from a law firm she works at, decided to purchase 17 more Claire’s kits from nine different states and send them to an independent lab for testing.
The results were shocking: every single kit was tainted with asbestos.
“The fact that the majority of the products came from the store shelves within the last two weeks means that there are other children being exposed,” added Kristi.