Earlier this month, the FDA notified consumers and healthcare professionals of the recall of cosmetic “Face Paint” items distributed by Oriental Trading Co., of Omaha Nebraska, due to reports of skin reactions in children using the face paint, including rashes, itchiness, burning sensation, and swelling. All exposures occurred on the same day at an organized event in children exposed to various colors of the face paint. Significant microbial contamination was indicated in most of the products in testing by an FDA laboratory. These items were distributed nationwide.
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