|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 3, 2004
Release # 04-150
|Firm's Hotline: (213) 488-0707
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: Kuru Kuru Hair Dryers
Manufacturer: National Electric, of Japan
Importer: Marukyo U.S.A. Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: These electric hair dryers are not equipped with an immersion protection device to prevent electrocution if the hair dryer falls into water.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled Kuru Kuru model hair dryers include the following model numbers: EHP798P, EHP790P, EH724V, and EH725PK. The model name and number can be found on the handle. The recalled units, which come in blue and pink, do not have an immersion protection device at the end of the plug.
Sold at: Asian retail stores nationwide between January 2002 and December 2003 for about $27.
Manufactured in: Japan.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the hair dryers immediately and return them to the store where purchased or to Marukyo U.S.A. Inc. for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Contact Marukyo U.S.A. collect at (213) 488-0707 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or by email at email@example.com
Media Contact: Mary Kanai at (213) 488-0707.
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