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Face Paint Recall

May 12th, 2009

A1Yet another made-in-China product recall: Face paint.

From LA Times blog:

The Food and Drug Administration today recalled a group of face paint products that were distributed in the U.S. by Fun Express, a division of Oriental Trading, a major online retailer of party supplies.

According to an FDA warning, the water-based paints were shown to contain “significant microbial contamination” that can cause skin irritations.

And what tipped the FDA off to the fact that there might be a problem? The paints had been used at a children’s “organized event,” says the FDA, that resulted in “rashes, itchiness, burning sensation and swelling where the face paints were applied.”

What a fun party. Imagine the thank-you notes.

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