Aveda has become the latest company to voluntarily recall one of its products.
This particular recall concerns their Lash Abundance Boosting Serum. The item was sold beginning February 12, 2012 in America, Canada, and Australia, and March 1 in Europe. However, it should be noted that samples were available for some time prior to that.
The issue has to do with the formula’s preservative system’s inability to ward off infectious microorganisms. People with weakened immune systems, preexisting conditions with their corneas, or who wear contact lenses for an extended period of time are at risk of infection. The threat to otherwise healthy individuals is small.
Consumers are advised to discontinue usage of the product at once. It can be returned for a full refund at the place where it was purchased. The Lash Abundance Boosting Serum was available for purchase online and in various salons and retail stores across the country.
As a personal injury lawyer in San Diego, I’m glad to see a company err on the side of caution when instituting a recall. If there is any chance that an item could be dangerous to the consumer, then it should be taken off the market at once. This is the best way to prevent disaster, and it’s my hope as a Riverside personal injury lawyer that all users of this product follow the directions stated above.