Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Face paints poison danger warning by trading standards

Children's face paints containing dangerous levels of lead are on sale in shops, trading standards officials have warned.

Tests found Tarton Collection Kits, imported from China, contained lead, which can damage the nervous system.

Salford-based Chelford Limited, which imported the paints, was ordered by magistrates to pay more than £14,000 for breaching product safety laws.

Only 300 of the 7,200 kits sold on to shops in the UK have been recovered.

A second batch of 7,200 kits, which each contain stencils and five pots of paints, was ordered by Chelford Limited, but was intercepted by Salford trading standards officials.