Warning labels on Kids stuff

Tara - posted on 12/22/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I recently purchased a package of kids play makeup.
The brand name is "color tech" and it's a kit called "Glamour Girls" Ages 3+.
It says on the front and back of the package "safe and non-toxic" but then there is a sticker beside all the ingredients (which are all listed) and this sticker reads:

"This product is made from high quality materials and meets federal consumer safety standards for lead. We also test our products for conformity with applicable safety standards. The State Of California requires a warning for products containing various materials. WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm."

WTF?!!
Well, it's sitting here, waiting for me to do something with it. It's not going under the tree that's for sure.
I might do some research and find out if this chemical is also known to the government of canada as well....
Would you do anything besides throw it out??
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Emma, they have been selling stuff like this for years. Labeling is a recent thing. At least your being warned now. One of the main ingredients in soap shampoo toothpaste mouthwash and other things they need a foaming reaction is sodium lauryl sulfate. Its known to cause cancer. Check any one of these products you have at home more than likely its in them.

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the majority of makeup/hygienic products contain toxic ingredients.

at least your being warned now.

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Bonnie - posted on 12/22/2010

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Buying it is one thing as people may not notice that warning when they first purchase it, but I wonder if people realise the warning later on like you did, but still allow the kids to use it.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/22/2010

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This is an at home test you can do an makeup...very interesting. just get through the commercial

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/22/2010

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If it is lead in there, that would do all three and other reproductive harm. Is lead called something different?

Tara - posted on 12/22/2010

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I don't plan on returning it, it was only about $5. And I don't plan on replacing it, it was an impulse buy and I don't plan to start looking for a better brand. No make up is good with me.
:)
I was just thinking of writing to my minister of health and asking how such a product can make it onto shelves in Ontario and I would also like to ask them if they happen to know which chemical is known to cause all these problems.

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I'd toss it. If it's got something in it that causes cancer, I wouldn't even bother trying to get my money back for it because by tossing it, it's one less cancer causing item on the shelf for someone else to buy (a teeny tiny dent, but it would make my conscience feel better). I just don't understand how they can, in one breath, say that something is safe and then tell you it contains cancer causing materials. WTF is THAT???? Obviously, the "applicable safety standards" are in need of an upgrade, if cancer causing materials is ok by them.....

Tara - posted on 12/22/2010

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I've been researching each and every one of the chemicals listed in the ingredients to find out which one is THE ONE they are talking about.
It's not going on any of my kids bodies that's for sure.

Jodi - posted on 12/22/2010

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Um, I'd certainly question what that chemical was. But given it is *make up*, I'd be a bit reluctant to let my kids put it all over their face without checking out what was in it.....

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