Avon Healthy Eye make up recalled

On December 3, 2010 Health Canada issued a recall notice for Healthy Makeup Eye Shadows by Avon.

This recall involves select shades of Healthy Makeup Eye Shadow, distributed by Avon Canada Inc. Seven shades are affected and are being recalled: Platinum, Rose Satin, Tigers Eye, Ice Mocha, Lilac Ice, Limestone and Violet Dusk.

The eye shadows come in a 7g tube and have a sponge brush applicator.

What is the danger?

Avon Canada Inc. is voluntarily recalling the shades Platinum, Rose Satin, Tigers Eye, Iced Mocha, Lilac Ice and Limestone for missing preservative ingredients. The lack of preservative poses a risk of eye irritation or eye infections.

The shade Violet Dusk is being voluntarily recalled because it contains an incorrect color pigment ingredient.

At time of the recall neither Health Canada nor Avon Canada Inc. has received any reports of incidents related to the use of these products.

What should I do?

You should immediately stop using the recalled eye shadows and return them to your Avon representative for a full refund or credit towards a future purchase.

For more information, consumers may contact Avon Canada Inc. at 1-514-694-0810 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST.

How many were sold and where?

A total of 30,609 units of the recalled eye shadow products were sold by the Avon representatives across Canada from July 2010 to November 2010.

These products were manufactured in the United States by Avon Products Inc. of Morton Grove, Illinois. The distributor is Avon Canada Inc. of Pointe-Claire, Quebec.