People Magazine
June 11, 2019 1:30 pm
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YouTube superstar JoJo Siwa, known for her upbeat online persona and sparkly attitude, has just earned some not-so-sparkly news. The 16-year-old singer and dancer partnered with accessories store giant Claire’s to bring her a one-of-kind makeup kit, which contained eyeshadow, two lip glosses, and nail polish, to her teenage fans. But now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has deemed the fun-filled makeup kit as dangerous after it tested positive for asbestos.

The FDA wasted no time in issuing a warning to stop using the product. It was quickly recalled from Claire’s shelves. On June 6, the FDA released a formal statement about the product’s recall reasoning on Twitter.

According to USA Today, The FDA announcement regarding Siwa’s makeup kit comes just three months after other Claire’s products were pulled from the shelves for also containing asbestos.

Claire’s also released a statement obtained by People regarding the recall.

“Claire’s Stores, Inc. has voluntarily recalled the JoJo Cosmetic Kit out of an abundance of caution after testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration indicated the possible presence of trace amounts of asbestos fibers in the powder eyeshadow element of the kit,” it read. “Claire’s stands behind the safety of this item and all other Claire’s cosmetic items, as such small trace amounts are considered acceptable under European and Canadian cosmetic safety regulations. In addition, last year Claire’s moved to talc-free cosmetic manufacturing to prevent any further concerns about talc contamination. Claire’s also supports increased FDA oversight of personal care products.”

And while Claire’s and the FDA has spoken out about the product, Siwa has yet to make a statement on the subject.

The young star first gained fame after appearing on the hit show Dance Moms when she was just a child. Now, a teenager, Siwa took her dancing and singing talents to social media where she has become a breakout star with her own YouTube channel which boasts 9.8 million subscribers.

The “Kid in a Candy Store” singer, who tours the country performing some of her fan-favorite singles, also has celebrity fans of her own—the biggest probably being Kim Kardashian West’s daughter, North.

Back in March, Kardashian West dropped off her daughter for a playdate with her favorite celeb at her colorful home. Both Siwa and North, who sported matching rainbow, side ponytails with large hair bows for the occasion, documented their afternoon with the young singer-dancer exclaiming how fun it was to “babysit” the reality show star’s oldest child.

“I had so much fun Pretend babysitting Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West‘s little girl North West!” Siwa wrote on YouTube after the pair’s playdate.

The star also gifted her top fan with a pair of tickets to her D.R.E.A.M. The Tour concert—an event which the singer encouraged North to bring cousin Penelope Scotland, 6, along for.

“My baby girl North had her dream of life come true! She got to spend the day with @itsjojosiwa #speechless #bff #Only5Once,” Kardashian West tweeted after North’s day with her idol.

Siwa’s babysitting video has now gained more than 16 million views on YouTube.

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