"Botanical" cosmetics maker Aveda is recalling all its Lash Abundance Serum products in the US and several other countries over fears that the serum's preservatives may not be strong enough to prevent bacterial growth.
In a statement released on the company's website Aveda said that the risk to people with healthy immune systems is "low". But for folks with compromised immune systems and those who wear certain types of contact lenses the risk of bacterial infections could be higher. The company did not give specific details on exactly which bacterium it's worried about. Nor did it say if bacteria had been found in any of the serums.
This product was only introduced into the US market in February and was just days ago launched in Europe. There was no word on how many tubes are thought to be in customers' hands.
Aveda's statement says that its Lash Abundance Serum was sold through a variety of sales channels, including its own website.
No other Aveda cosmetics are being recalled but customers who have this one should stop using it immediately, the company said. Aveda's president, Dominique Conseil, added this, "Our number one priority is the safety of our consumers, which is why we have voluntarily initiated this recall of Lash Abundance Boosting Serum."
Customers with questions can call 800-342-4121 for more information.