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Fun Express Expands Nationwide Recall of Water-Based Face Paint


Angela D. Drew


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --May 22, 2009 --- Fun Express, Inc. has expanded its May 12, 2009 recall of face paint items to include two additional face paint colors. The face paints may cause skin irritation, rashes and itchiness. The additional two face paint items are being removed from the marketplace as a precautionary measure.

The face paints were manufactured by Shanghai Color Art Stationery Company Limited, 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 following are the two additional face paint items. The item number is located on the back of the packaging.

85/2338 (White face paint)
85/2339 (Yellow face paint)

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.

Consumers can contact Fun Express, Inc. by calling (888) 999-0442 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm CST, Monday through Friday.

This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration

Fun Express, Inc. is committed to the safety of its products and strives to lead the industry in product safety.          


FDA Press Release (May 12, 2009)

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