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Recall: Eyelash Curlers


On 2004-07-29, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Eyelash Curlers due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2003 for about $3.00 to $4.00.

About 200,000 units are involved in this WE Bassett Company eyelash curler recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Eyelash Curlers category in 2004.

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What is the problem?

The plastic handles can detach and cause consumers to lose their grip, resulting in injuries to the eyes and face.

Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The Frosted Grip eyelash curlers have pink-plastic handles and are sold with a rubber re-fill pad. The eyelash curlers were sold under various brand names including TRIM and Salon Plus. There are no identifying marks on the eyelash curler. However, item numbers are printed on the packaging. Item numbers involved in the recall include 5-87B (sold at Wal-Mart, CVS and Shopko), 5-87RA (sold at Rite Aid) and 5-87S (sold at Kroger).

These items were sold new+ at CVS, Meijer, Kroger, Rite Aid, SaveMart, Shopko, and Wal-Mart stores nationwide from September 2003 to June 2004 for between $3 and $4.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should stop using these eyelash curlers immediately and contact The W.E. Bassett Company for a prepaid mailer to return the eyelash curler for a free replacement plus a $5 off coupon towards any TRIM product.

For more information, consumers should contact The W.E. Bassett Company toll-free at (800)394-8746 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their Web site at


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Bassett has received 11 reports of injuries from the grip handles breaking off, causing abrasions, contusions and bruising in and around the eye.

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