Company Phone Number: (877) SOUND TK 

December 17, 1998


Release # 99-039b

View recall #99-039a

PRODUCT: Portable Hairdryer - Sound-Tech Import Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif., is recalling about 360 portable hairdryers. These hairdryers are white and black plastic with black accessories. A label near the air vent reads, "International AC 110V 50/60 HZ 1500W." The housing is labeled, "WARNING -- TO AVOID POSSIBLE ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT IMMERSE OR USE WHILE BATHING." The carton was labeled, in part, "INTERNATIONAL . . . COMPACT PRO WITH ATTACHMENTS . . . MADE IN CHINA . . . SX-3000." Small, independent retailers sold these hairdryers from March 1996 through November 1998 for about $7.

PROBLEM: These hairdryers are not equipped with Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) to prevent electric shock in case of current leakage.


WHAT TO DO: Consumers should immediately stop using these hairdryers and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, consumers should call Sound-Tech Imports at (877) SOUND TK between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. PST Monday through Friday.

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