Asbestos-contaminated makeup kits pulled nationwide at Claire’s stores.

Just last week, the international retailer Claire's Stores Inc. pulled nine talc-based makeup products off its shelves following test results of random products that showed the presence of tremolite asbestos fibers. Asbestos becomes dangerous when fibers are released and enter the lungs or stomach, such as when using a brush to apply the talc powder.

Although the talc supplier's initial tests showed the talc to be asbestos-free, researcher Sean Fitzgerald, of the Scientific Analytical Institute, found high levels of asbestos in the samples he tested using a more precise measurement method. In an abundance of caution, Claire's stores have pulled those alleged asbestos-containing products until further independent testing results are received. For more information, head to CNN to check out the whole story.