JoJo Siwa make up kits recalled due to asbestos fears

JoJo Siwa make up kits recalled due to asbestos fears
JoJo Siwa make up kits recalled due to asbestos fears Photo: Instagram

A JoJo Siwa makeup set marketed to tweens and teens has been recalled after testing positive for asbestos. 

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to consumers to stop using the product, sold at accessories store Claire's, which contained eye shadow, two lip glosses and nail polish.

In their report, the FDA notes, "Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is often found near talc, an ingredient in many cosmetic products. Asbestos however, is a known carcinogen and its health risks are well-documented. During talc mining, if talc mining sites are not selected carefully and steps are taken to purify the talc ore sufficiently, the talc may be contaminated with asbestos."

Claire's subsequently recalled the Siwa branded sets but noted they were standing by the safety of the makeup. 

"Claire's Stores, Inc. has voluntarily recalled the JoJo Cosmetic Kit out of an abundance of caution after testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration indicated the possible presence of trace amounts of asbestos fibres in the powder eyeshadow element of the kit," the accessories giant said in a statement.

"Claire's stands behind the safety of this item and all other Claire's cosmetic items, as such small trace amounts are considered acceptable under European and Canadian cosmetic safety regulations. In addition, last year Claire's moved to talc-free cosmetic manufacturing to prevent any further concerns about talc contamination. Claire's also supports increased FDA oversight of personal care products."

The company added that they were "not aware of any adverse reactions, injuries or illness caused by the possible presence of asbestos in the recalled products".


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It's the second time Claire's cosmetics have come under fire after testing positive for tremolite asbestos. Several products including Claire's Eye Shadow, Compact Powder, and Contour were also recalled in March.

While Dance Moms alumni Siwa, known for her colourful bows, has yet to issue a statement, it hasn't stopped angry fans leaving messages on her latest Instagram post.

"I know she dresses like a baby, but she's old enough to do research and look at the products and companies that represent her brand," one commenter wrote.

"How's that asbestos makeup working out for ya?" added another.

Over on Instagram where Siwa has over 9 million subscribers, the teen last posted a makeup tutorial on 2 June. Comments on the post have been disabled.

But while the recall might not be the greatest look for the squeaky-clean singer, it's unlikely to harm her bank balance too much. The teen's net worth is said to be around $12 million.