Consumer product recall

Groupe Marcelle Inc. Recalls Marcelle Instant Eye Makeup Remover Pads

Starting date:
March 4, 2016
Posting date:
March 4, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Microbial Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Marcelle Instant Eye Makeup Remover Pads manufactured by Groupe Marcelle Inc.

Product description

This voluntary recall  involves Marcelle Instant Eye Makeup Remover Pads. These products are sold in cylindrical plastic containers with a safety seal containing 80 non-woven pads saturated with makeup-remover lotion.

The recalled product had the following UPC codes (on the back of the container): 056599673521 and 056599679424.

This recall applies to the following lot numbers (printed in black ink on the bottom of the container): (L)15J1394, (L)15K1394 and (L)15L1394.

Hazard identified

Quality control analyses carried out by Groupe Marcelle Inc. have revealed that the eye makeup remover pads may be contaminated with mould.

Neither Groupe Marcelle Inc. nor Health Canada have received any reports of incidents or injuries concerning the use of these eye makeup remover pads.

Number sold

Groupe Marcelle Inc. sold and distributed 23,050 units of this product in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled product was sold from December 9, 2015, to February 16, 2016.

Place of origin

The product was manufactured in Canada.



Groupe Marcelle Inc.

9200 Chemin de la Côte de Liesse




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Groupe Marcelle Inc. to obtain another product or a refund, whichever is more convenient for them.

For more information, consumers may call the toll-free number, 1-800-387-7710, send an email or visit the Groupe Marcelle Inc. website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.