Halloween Safety Warnings and Recalls
As Halloween approaches, federal agencies are warning against use of decorative contact lenses that can cause permanent eye damage and recalled frog masks which pose a suffocation hazard.
FDA Warns of Risks with Decorative Contact Lenses
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has continued to receive reports that non-corrective decorative and cosmetic contact lenses (which are often used as part of Halloween costumes) are being distributed directly to consumers without an eye exam or appropriate fitting by an eye specialist. They urge consumers not to use decorative contact lenses that have not been recommended by an eye care professional. The risks of purchasing these products without an eye exam include blindness and other eye injuries like:
- Allergic reactions
- Uncontrolled infections
- Corneal ulcers
- Corneal edema
- Eye loss
Target Recalls Frog Masks- Suffocation Hazard
Target is recalling 3,400 “Children’s Frog Masks” due to a suffocation hazard. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recall notice, the plush mask lacks appropriate ventilation and when it is secured across a child’s face, it poses a suffocation hazard. About the recalled masks:
- The plush masks were sold at Target locations nationwide from August 2011 through September 2011 for about $1.
- The masks are green, yellow, and red and have two eye cut-outs.
- UPC code 06626491474 is printed on the label attached to mask.
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