US marshals on Friday seized 12,682 applicator tubes of a cosmetic called Age Intervention Eyelash, which may harm some users' vision, the Food and Drug Administration said.
The product, promoted as increasing eyelash growth, is sold and distributed by San Jose, California-based Jan Marini Skin Research Inc., which did not return a phone call seeking comment.
The FDA said it considered the product "adulterated" and potentially dangerous to certain people, including those with elevated pressure inside the eye.
It said the sales value of the seized tubes was about US$2 million and the marshals acted at FDA request.
Consumers, dermatologists and beauticians who may still have Age Intervention Eyelash should discontinue using it and discard it, FDA said.
It recommended consumers consult health care providers if they have experienced any problems they suspect are related to the product's use.
(Agencies Via China Daily November 19, 2007)