Eyelash curler recalled because it can break while in use

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Avon has recalled more than a half-million Ergonomic Eyelash Curlers after two dozen reports of the device breaking and sometimes injuring the user.

The recalled eyelash curlers sold for about $5 from independent Avon representatives and online from January 2007 through April 2014.  About 478,000 were sold in the U.S. and nearly 42,000 were sold in Canada.

The recalled eyelash curler is silver with black ergonomic finger grips.  The word Avon is engraved in the silver upper-lash curling bar, and Avon model number F3093441 is on the product box.

“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,” according to a post from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled device and return it to Avon in exchange for a refund or for a Mega Effects mascara.

Consumers can get more information by calling Avon toll-free at (877) 217-5076 or online – click here.