MGA Entertainment of Van Nuys, California is recalling 6,200 units of the <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Bratz Makeup Design Sketch Book over concerns that the make-up is contaminated with Staphylococcus warneri and Staphylococcus intermedius, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced.
The recalled Bratz makeup was produced between November 5, 2010 and February 25, 2011. MGA has ceased production and distribution of this product.
According to the FDA, S. warneri rarely causes disease in humans; however wounds in the eye increase the risk of infection and may result in symptoms such as pain and decreased visual acuity.
S. intermedius is also a very rare cause of infection in humans, said the FDA. Risks are typically associated with veterinary exposures.
For certain individuals, such as those with compromised immune systems, introduction into the eye by either microorganism may result in infection, which, if left untreated, may lead to sight-threatening complications.
To date, there have been no reports of illness or injury associated with this product.
The Makeup Design Sketch book was distributed nationwide and sold through retail stores and ecommerce web sites.
The defective makeup 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
Through finished product testing, elevated levels of bacteria were found in the eye shadow portion of this product.
Consumers in possession of the recalled Bratz makeup should discontinue use of this potentially contaminated makeup product.
For information on how to obtain a refund, MGA Customer Service can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.222.4685, Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST).