Friday, December 14, 2012

Major health alert after 7,000 children's face painting sets containing poisonous lead sold to British shops imported from China

Parents are being warned not to buy face painting sets for their children without checking them after thousands were found to contain lead.

More than 7,000 Tartan Collection paint pot sets have been imported from a factory in China by Chelford Ltd in Salford, Greater Manchester, and sold on to outlets throughout the UK.

The sets could cause brain damage in very young children - and only 324 out of the 7,200 sets have been recovered.