Asbestos warning prompts recall

OUTSOURCED: A Tainan-based company said that it received orders for four of the recalled cosmetic products, but commissioned their production to a Chinese factory

Taiei Times
Date: Jul 11, 2019
By: Wu Liang-yi and Sherry Hsiao  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday ordered five cosmetic products off the shelves

A chart posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s Web site lists five cosmetic products suspected of containing asbestos. The agency has instructed businesses to stop selling the products.
Photo: Wu Liang-yi, Taipei Times

nationwide as a precaution after US and Canadian authorities warned that they could potentially contain asbestos.

The agency said in a statement that it received an international warning from the US Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada saying that specific batches of Claire’s Eyeshadows (Lot No. 08/17), Claire’s Compact Powder (Lot No. 07/15), Claire’s Contour Palette (Lot No. 04/17), JoJo Siwa Makeup Set (Batch/Lot No. S180109) and City Color Cosmetics Contour Effects Palette 2 Contour, Bronze, Highlight (Batch No. S1603002/PD-C1179) were suspected of containing asbestos.

It has ordered stores to stop selling the products and remove them from shelves, the agency said, adding that local health departments have also been instructed to step up inspections in their jurisdictions.

People in possession of these products should stop using them immediately and should not purchase them from overseas via online or other retailers, it said.    [FULL  STORY]

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