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 / Updated  / Source: Associated Press

Avon is recalling nearly 520,000 eyelash curlers sold in the U.S. and Canada due to the risk for eye injury.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that the ergonomic eyelash curler can break, exposing a metal pin, which could then hurt the user.

Avon is recalling this ergonomic eyelash curler. It can break, exposing a metal pin, which poses an eye injury hazard to consumers.Consumer Product Safety Commission

Avon Products Inc. has received 24 reports of the eyelash curler breaking, 13 of which include an injury. Consumers should stop using the product and contact Avon for a refund or a mascara as an alternative.

The company is recalling about 478,000 of the curlers in the United States and 41,795 in Canada. These were sold from 2007 to 2014 for about $5. The model number F3093441 can be found on the product's box.

- The Associated Press