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Norelco Recalls Rechargeable Electric Shaver Stands

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Recall Date:
December 22, 1986

Recall Details

December 22, 1986  
Release # 86-081


WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, "Norelco" Consumer Products Division announced a voluntary recall/replacement program for stands included with model HP 1337 and HP 1323 rechargeable electric shavers produced in 1986, due to a possible shock or minor burn hazard associated with the rechargeable a shaver stand. Shaver stands produced before 1986 are not known to contain this hazard, which occurs on initial use only.

Norelco has reports of 30 incidents in which the cord shorted out upon being initially plugged into the wall while connected to the rechargeable stand. There are approximately 4 reports of minor personal injury. This product was introduced in 1984. Approximately 500,000 have been distributed.

These shavers retail for approximately $79.95 and have been sold nationwide. The stand is black and has the word "ROTATRACT" printed on it in white lettering. Approximately 60,000 of the stands are estimated to have reached consumers in 1986.

If you have a new Norelco shaver with a stand, do not plug it in. Return the stand only, not the shaver or the cord, to Norelco Service, Inc., Dept. 1337, 2100 East Valencia, Fullerton, CA 92631. Norelco will replace the stand and refund your postage. You may continue to use the shaver with the cord while your stand accessory is being serviced. If you have any questions, please call Norelco directly at 800-227-1032.

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