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“Many parents, there’s one test: They see it on a store shelf, they think it’s safe,” Schumer told reporters, including WCBS 880’s Stephanie Colombini.
According to Schumer, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found all 10 face paints it tested contained lead and six contained nickel, cobalt and/or chromium.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration doesn’t conduct routine testing of novelty cosmetics and needs to do more to enforce required disclosures of ingredients, Schumer said.
The senator said parents should check what glitter, lipstick and other cosmetics go on their children’s faces this Halloween.
“Make sure it doesn’t say ‘made in China,'” Schumer said. “Make sure it’s made in America or somewhere else.”MORE NEWS: NYPD Standoff With Armed Man Outside United Nations Ends Peacefully
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