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Claire's hires independent lab to test questionable products, stops sales

Claire's said it hired an independent lab to test a number of products that have come into question after a family found asbestos in one of those products. 

Claire's has hired an independent lab to test more than a dozen products.

The move by Claire's comes after NBC 10 News reported a Rhode Island family had discovered asbestos in their daughter's makeup.

Claire's immediately pulled 17 products off store shelves after a Barrington family revealed asbestos was detected in the makeup they bought at a Claire's store in the Providence Place Mall. And now they are taking a closer look at the makeup.

"We have retained an independent laboratory to test the cited products in order to determine whether the recent news reports are accurate.," Melanie Barry, Claire's senior vice presidnet of marketing, told NBC 10 News. "In the interim we have stopped sales of the products and are issuing full refunds to concerned customers.

"As always, the safety of our customers and products is our top priority," she added.



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