The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that Fun Express Inc., based in Omaha, has expanded its May 12 recall of face paints, commonly used on children at parties and festivals, to include two more colors. The initial recall was for Blue, Purple, Red, Orange, Black and Green; White and Yellow have now been added to the list.
The face paints may cause skin irritation, rashes and itchiness, the agency said.
The face paints were manufactured by Shanghai Color Art Stationery Co. Ltd., Shanghai, China. Unopened packages of the face paint can be identified as a tube printed with the words "Water-Based Face Paint, Net Weight 1 oz. (28.3gm) Non-Toxic Made in China."
The tube is on a cardboard backing with the words “Face Paint” on the front of the package and an item number in the upper right-hand corner of the backing. Directions for use, ingredients and “Distributed by Oriental Trading Co., Omaha, NE 68127” are also printed on the backing.
The products were distributed primarily to retail stores nationwide between April 2008 and April 2009.
If consumers have any of the recalled products remaining in their possession, they should immediately discard them, the FDA said
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