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Avon Recalls Ergonomic Eyelash Curler

  • Avon Ergonomic Eyelash Curler
  • Avon Ergonomic Eyelash Curler
Name of Product:
Ergonomic Eyelash Curler
Hazard:
The eyelash curler can break, exposing a metal pin, which poses an eye injury hazard to consumers.
Remedy:
Refund
Replace
Recall Date:
May 13, 2014
Units:
About 478,000 in the United States and 41,795 in Canada
Consumer Contact

Avon Products toll-free at (877) 217-5076 (English) or (877) 217-5077 (Español) from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.avon.com and click on Product Recall at the bottom of the page.

Recall Details

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.

Remedy:

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.

Incidents/Injuries:

Avon has received 24 reports of the Ergonomic Eyelash Curler breaking, including six reports of the spring breaking.  These 24 incidents include 13 reports of injury, including three for which the consumer received medical attention.

Sold Through:
Independent Avon sales representatives or online at www.avon.com from January 2007 through April 2014 for about $5.
Importer:

Avon Products, Inc., Freeport, NY

Importer

Avon Products, Inc., Freeport, NY

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
14-174
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