Note: Firm Phone Number Change.


Company Phone Number: (800) 394-8746 

July 29, 2004


Release # 04-188

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Eyelash Curlers

Units: 220,000

Manufacturer/Importer: The W.E. Bassett Company, of Shelton, Conn.

Hazard: The plastic handles can detach and cause consumers to lose their grip, resulting in injuries to the eyes and face.

Incidents/Injuries: Bassett has received 11 reports of injuries from the grip handles breaking off, causing abrasions, contusions and bruising in and around the eye.

Description: The "Frosted Grip" eyelash curlers have pink-plastic handles and are sold with a rubber re-fill pad. The eyelash curlers were sold under various brand names including TRIM and Salon Plus. There are no identifying marks on the eyelash curler. However, item numbers are printed on the packaging. Item numbers involved in the recall include 5-87B (sold at Wal-Mart, CVS and Shopko), 5-87RA (sold at Rite Aid) and 5-87S (sold at Kroger).

Sold at: CVS, Meijer, Kroger, Rite Aid, SaveMart, Shopko, and Wal-Mart stores nationwide from September 2003 to June 2004 for between $3 and $4.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these eyelash curlers immediately and contact The W.E. Bassett Company for a prepaid mailer to return the eyelash curler for a free replacement plus a $5 off coupon towards any TRIM product.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should contact The W.E. Bassett Company toll-free at (800) 394-8746 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their Web site at

Picture of Recalled Eyelash Curler