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Eyeliner recalled over bacteria contamination

Health Canada is recalling VOV brand liquid eyeliner because it contains high numbers of bacteria, including Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Klebsiella pneumoniae is known to cause microbial keratitis in contact lens users, and is responsible for pneumonia and other infections in people with lowered immune systems.

The eyeliner is sold in a clear bottle with a black coloured lid, and identified by the UPC number 8809069563653. All colours are affected by this recall.

Consumers are instructed to immediately stop using the eyeliner and dispose of it in their regular household garbage.

Health Canada says it has not received any reports of illness related to the use of the recalled eyeliner.

About 30 bottles were sold at Sa Sa retail stores in British Columbia between September 2008 and January 2009.
Recall notice