Beware at school carnivals and amusement parks, parents.
The FDA this week warned that cosmetic face paint distributed by Oriental Trading Co. the kind commonly used to paint kids faces at school carnivals and fairs is being recalled because its been reported to cause adverse skin reactions in children.
The face paint was distributed nationwide, and the FDA says a cluster of cases where the paint caused rashes, itchiness , swelling and burning were reported.
The FDA tested the paint, made in Shanghai, and found significant microbial contamination.
The following face paints are being recalled by Fun Express Inc., a subsidiary of Oriental Trading Co.:
Blue Face Paint, UPC 8 8760048110 7, item number 85/2077 Purple Face Paint, UPC 8 8760048112 1, item number 85/2078 Red Face Paint, UPC 8 8760048114 5, item number 85/2079 Orange Face Paint, UPC 8 8760048116 9, item number 85/2080 Black Face Paint, UPC 8 8760048118 3, item number 85/2081 Green Face Paint, UPC 8 8760048120 6, item number 85/2082
Consumers should stop using these paints and either throw them away or return them to the retailer where they bought them.
The FDA is also reminding consumers that they can report adverse events with the products they use to local, state and federal health authorities.
Product quality problems can be reported to FDAs MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program:
by calling 1-800-FDA-1088
By returning the postage-paid FDA form 3500 either by mail to MedWatch, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787 or by fax at 1-800-FDA-0178
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