Popular children's store pulls makeup off shelves after toxic ingredients found

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The popular children's store Justice has pulled a makeup off of their store shelves after reports that the product contained dangerous toxic ingredients, including asbestos.

Sales have stopped after tests at a lab in North Carolina revealed that Just Shine Shimmer Powder contained asbestos, heavy metals, and other dangerous substances.

A researcher at Scientific Analytical Institute in Greensboro, NC said a child who uses it could "die an untimely death in their thirties or forties." The asbestos fiber in the product can be inhaled, cause lung disease, and can lead to death.

Several other Just Shine products that were tested, including a blush and a bronzer, did not show any dangerous chemicals and have been deemed safe.

Justice, which is an Ohio-based clothing and accessory company, targets girls aged 5- to 15-years-old.

Experts recommend that parents research what is in children's makeup before kids use it. Some websites, such as EWG.org, specialize on analyzing cosmetics, sunscreens, and more.

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