Avon recalls Ergonomic Eyelash Curler

Starting date:
May 13, 2014
Posting date:
May 13, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Specialized Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-39447

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Avon North America

Affected products

Avon Ergonomic Eyelash Curler

Product description

This recall involves an Avon Ergonomic Eyelash Curler which is silver with black ergonomic finger grips. The word Avon is engraved in the silver upper lash curling bar. The recalled curler has the Avon model number F3093441 which can be found on the product’s box.

Hazard identified

The eyelash curler can break, exposing a metal pin, which poses an eye injury hazard to consumers.

Avon has received one report from Canada of the eyelash curler breaking with results of minor injury to the eye.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this eyelash curler.

Number sold

Approximately 41,795 products were sold in Canada and approximately 478,000 in the United States.

Time period sold

This product was sold from January 2007 through June 2008 to consumers by independent Avon representatives in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
The Penthouse Group
Freeport
New York
UNITED STATES
Distributor
Avon Canada Inc.
Pointe-Claire
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Ergonomic Eyelash Curler and return it to Avon in exchange for either a refund or a Mega Effects Mascara.

For more information, consumers may contact Avon toll-free at 1-800-265-AVON Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. ET.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.