"Dangerous Kids' Makeup Must Carry Warnings, New Proposal Requires"

"U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, has introduced legislation that would ensure all cosmetics marketed to children are proven asbestos-free, or else they must carry warning labels.

The proposal follows reports from late last year about cancer-producing asbestos being discovered in some makeup sold by Claire's. The retailer recalled the products, and later said its own tests showed them to be safe.

“Parents across the country should have the peace of mind in knowing that the cosmetics they buy for their children are safe. Yet we were all stunned when the retailer Claire’s pulled ... products from their shelves after asbestos was found in cosmetics marketed to children, including glitter and eye shadow,” Dingell said in a news release."

Ann Zaniewski reports for the Detroit Free Press February 7, 2018.

Source: Detroit Free Press, 02/08/2018