If you’ve got tweens who adore the Justice clothing chain and the makeup kits they sell – especially the "Just Shine Shimmer Powder" – you’ll want to hear this. When a North Carolina TV station had a lab run tests on the stuff, they found that not only were heavy metals in the makeup, but asbestos was, too!
As Sean Fitzgerald, the Director of Research and Analytical Services puts it, quote – “When it comes to the powder. I would treat it like a deadly poison, because it is.” Even worse? The young ladies who love the stuff won’t be paying now – the ingredients have a bit of a “slow burn” effect” going on. Fitzgerald adds, “In this powder designed for children, they could die an untimely death in their thirties or forties because of the exposure to asbestos in this product.”
What does Justice have to say? They’re not sure, exactly – but they are pulling the product. "Justice is committed to the safety and integrity of our products. Upon receiving the inquiry from WTVD, we immediately began an independent investigation,” the company says in a statement. “We cannot speculate regarding the matter until we have more information. Nonetheless, out of an abundance of caution, we have stopped the sale of this product while we investigate."
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