Rashes On Ohio Children Linked to Paint Recall

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Delaware, Ohio (AP) -- Health officials in Ohio say 43 children who had their faces painted at a girl scout event developed skin rashes linked to a nationwide recall.

The children attended the event Feb. 28, and school nurses in Delaware, Ohio, near Columbus reported the rashes the next day.

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday warned consumers to stop using face paints made by a Chinese firm that are sold in retail stores.

The products were found to have yeast and mold counts above industry guidelines.

Officials at the Delaware Health District said Thursday they collected paint tubes and turned them over to the FDA, which helped lead to the recall.

Fun Express Inc., which recalled the products, has said it sold the affected items to 130 customers and 95 percent of these sales were before January.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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