Shiseido finds plastic splinters in Integrate Killer Wink Gel Liner

Eyeliners are recalled and discontinued over fears they could cause damage to eyes


Shiseido has recalled and discontinued its Integrate Killer Wink Gel Liners, after some were found to contain potentially dangerous plastic splinters.

The eyeliner batch was meant to be a replacement for an earlier supply, which had to be recalled in February due to damaged plastic edges.

As a result, Shiseido announced it will discontinue the production and sales of all 11 shades of its Integrate Killer Wink Gel Liners, which are sold in Japan, China and Taiwan.

In a statement, it said: “We deeply apologise for any inconvenience and concerns this may cause our consumers and business partners.

“Shiseido will radically review the internal systems to prevent any reoccurrence, placing further emphasis on quality control of products. We hope for your understanding and cooperation regarding this matter.”

Integrate is one of Shiseido’s colour cosmetics brands aimed at millennials; it sells a variety of colour cosmetics products including lip, eye, cheek, face and brow products.

This is the third recall for Shiseido since July, when it alerted the public about some of its body washes over an unpleasant odour, and sunscreens because of a grainy texture.

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