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"The FDA requested that Claire's recall the products because they should not be used by consumers," FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Susan Mayne, director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, said in a joint statement. "Claire's has refused to comply with the FDA's request, and the agency does not have authority to mandate a recall. The FDA is therefore warning consumers not to use these products and will continue to communicate our safety concerns about them."
>> On FDA.gov: Read the full statement here
The statement also said asbestos was found in one cosmetics product sold by the clothing chain Justice, which recalled the item in 2017.
Claire's said it removed all talc-based makeup, including the flagged cosmetics, from store shelves, CNN reported. But the chain claimed there are "significant errors" in the FDA's testing.
"There is no evidence that any products sold by Claire's are unsafe," the retailer said in a statement.
>> On Claires.com: Read the company's statement here
The FDA said it has not received any reports of illnesses or "adverse reactions associated with exposure to these Claire's products."
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