|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2003
Release # 03-192
|Company Phone Number: (888) 625-2766
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Hand-Held Hair Dryers
Manufacturer: Blason International Trading Corp., of Miami, Fla.
Hazard: Some of these hair dryers do not have an immersion protection device on the power cord and could present a serious electrocution hazard if dropped in water.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled units are the Blason Turbo Style model 4030 electric hand-held hair dryers without an immersion protection device. These units have a pistol-style grip and a black plastic casing with a two-prong power cord labeled in part, "Blason Turbo Style Mod. 4030. 110V/60HZ/1500W."
Sold at: Retail drug stores and hair accessories and salon retail operations from May 2002 through June 2003 for about $40.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Return the hair dryer to Blason International Trading Corp. for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Call Blason toll-free at (888) 625-2766 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
Media Contact: Manuel Junco at (888) 625-2766.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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