Nickelodeon star and YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa has recently broken her silence regarding her Claire’s makeup kits that have recently been recalled due to asbestos concerns. According to Refinery29, three months ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advised against the purchase and use of makeup from Claire’s with kits there testing positive for asbestos, a harmful fibrous material known to cause lung cancer and mesothelioma. As of June 6th, the FDA has issued another warning now against the use of a specific Claire’s cosmetic– the JoJo Siwa makeup kit.
Today, the FDA is releasing new results from its continued testing of cosmetic products for asbestos & is warning consumers to not use 2 additional products that have tested positive for asbestos & have been recalled https://t.co/p4AACHd9y8 pic.twitter.com/DYtSelENEj— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) June 6, 2019
Siwa posted a video entitled “My Makeup” this past Saturday on her YouTube channel addressing the matters surrounding the makeup recall. In the video broadcasted to her 3.6 million subscribers, she starts by walking into frame with a big sigh and somewhat serious face before bursting into laughter saying “I was gonna start this video all serious and dramatic, but that’s not who I am. That’s not what this video is about.”
She goes on to speak out about the concern, mentioning that she would be talking about something “a little bit more serious” and that she was made aware of issues with her Claire’s makeup kits.
“I just want to let everyone know, that no matter what, safety is myself and Nickelodeon’s number one priority in everything.”-JoJo Siwa, YouTube
Siwa continues to explain that she wrongfully put her “trust in other people’s hands” with this product and that she and her team are working hard to ensure that all products are pulled from shelves. She also assures fans that full refunds are available for any customers that have purchased the kits, whether new or used. She closes in thanking fans for their support and understanding.