|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2004
Release # 04-080
|Fromm Recall Hotline: (800) 323-4252
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: Solis hair dryers
Manufacturer: Solis, of Switzerland
Importer: Fromm International-Solis USA, of Northbrook, Ill.
Hazard: These hair dryers do not have an immersion protection device or ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) on the power cord, which poses a serious electrocution hazard if dropped in water. In 1991, a voluntary standard was implemented that called for all hair dryers used by consumers to protect against electrocution in both the "on" and "off" position.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled Solis model hair dryers include the following model numbers: 311, 340, 401, 405, 407, 407T, 411, and 415. The model name and number can be found either on the handle, the underside of the barrel or under the filter. The recalled units, which come in black and blue, do not have an immersion protection device at the end of the plug.
Sold at: Professional beauty distributors between November 2002 and December 2003 for about $90.
Manufactured in: Switzerland.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the hair dryers immediately and return them to Fromm International-Solis USA for a new hair dryer with a GFCI plug.
Consumer Contact: Contact Fromm International at (800) 323-4252 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or log on to the company's Web site at www.frommintl.com (note added 01/18/2005 - recall information is no longer on the firm's web site).
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