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Avon Recalls Ergonomic Eyelash Curler Due to Eye Injury Hazard

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Recall Summary

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: Replace, Refund

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.

To see photos of the recalled products, go to http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Avon-Recalls-Ergonomic-Eyelash-Curler/

Recall Details

Units: About 478,000 in the United States and 41,795 in Canada

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.

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.

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.

Sold by: 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

Manufactured in: China

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at  http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/39447r-eng.php  

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