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Bill Proposes Warning Labels for Kids’ Cosmetics That Might Contain Asbestos


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In the wake of the Food and Drug Administration finding dangerous levels of asbestos in cosmetic products marketed to children, new legislation has proposed warning labels on products that might contain the known carcinogen. Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan introduced the bill and has the support of Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), who serves as co-sponsor.

Claire’s is a nationwide retailer popular in malls for its accessories, jewelry, and toys marketed toward young girls, tweens, and teenagers. In store’s beauty section, they sell everything from avocado lip gloss to prom-themed shadow palettes.