Avon is recalling nearly 520,000 eyelash curlers sold in the U.S. and Canada due to the risk for eye injury. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that the ergonomic eyelash curler can break, exposing a metal pin, which could then hurt the user.
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.
The company is recalling about 478,000 of the curlers in the United States and 41,795 in Canada. The products were sold by independent Avon sales representatives or online at www.avon.com from January 2007 through April 2014 for about $5. 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.
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. Contact Avon Products toll-free at 877-217-5076.