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Healthy Makeup Eye Shadows by Avon

Starting date:
December 3, 2010
Posting date:
December 3, 2010
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public (GP)
Identification number:

Affected products

Healthy Makeup Eye Shadows by Avon

Product description

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.

Hazard identified

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 colour pigment ingredient.

Neither Health Canada nor Avon Canada Inc. has received any reports of incidents related to the use of these products.

Number sold

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

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from July 2010 to November 2010.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.


Avon Canada Inc.
Avon Products Inc.
Morton Grove

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled eye shadows and return them to their 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.