If Christmas shopping took you to to your local Claire’s, you might want to take notice.
The specific type of asbestos, tremolite, has been linked to mesothelioma, the Miami Herald reports.
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The following items tested positive for tremolite asbestos:
- Ultimate Mega Make Up Set, code 71844
- Metallic Hot Pink Glitter 48 Piece Makeup Set, code 76094
- Pink Glitter Cellphone Makeup Compact, code 26556
- Bedazzled Rainbow Heart Makeup Set, code 11767
- Rainbow Bedazzled Star Make Up Set, code 20926
- Rainbow Glitter Heart Shaped Makeup Set,code 97275
- Mint Glitter Make Up Set, code 74769
- Rainbow Bedazzled Rectangle Make Up Set, code 21044
The testing started after Kristi Warner, a mother from Rhode Island, sent a sample of a suspicious makeup kit she purchased to an independent laboratory, according to NBC10 in Rhode Island. The kit tested positive for tremolite asbestos; Warner and law firm head John Deaton then purchased 17 products from nine different states. All tested positive, according to NBC10.
There are three Claire’s locations in the Treasure Valley: the Boise Town Square Mall, the Meridian Crossroads on Fairview Avenue near the Village at Meridian and the Treasure Valley Marketplace in Nampa.