Bratz Makeup Kit Recalled for Staph Contamination

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Courtesy of FDA

A Bratz Makeup Design Sketch Book kit

Toy-maker MGA Entertainment of Van Nuys, Calif., is recalling 6,200 Bratz Makeup Design Sketch Book kits, which contain brightly colored lip glosses and eye shadows for coloring pictures of Bratz dolls, because the kits may be contaminated with staph bacteria.

The bacteria in question are Staphylococcus warneri and Staphylococcus intermedius. Although the pathogens rarely cause illness in humans, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that certain people with weak immune systems and those with wounds in the eye could develop sight-threatening eye infections from exposure.

Although the makeup is meant to be used on the Bratz images on the product’s sketch pad, there’s always the possibility that it will make its way to little faces. The FDA said that product testing revealed elevated levels of bacteria in the eye shadow portion of the toy.

According to the FDA:

The Makeup Design Sketch book was distributed nationwide and sold through retail stores and e-commerce web sites.

Product can be identified by the batch code and/or item number printed on the back cover of the sketch book. The UPC for product number 504788 is: 0-35051-50478-8.

The FDA advises consumers to discontinue use of the product. For a refund, consumers can phone MGA Customer Service at 800-222-4685.