FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2, 2005
Release #05-186
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 526-3009

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: GVP™ Ceramic Hair Straightening Iron.

Units: About 20,000.

Distributor/Retailer: Sally Beauty Company Inc., of Denton, Texas

Manufacturer: Generic Value Products, of Omaha, Neb.

Hazard: The heated ceramic plates on these irons can loosen and detach during use, posing a risk of burn injuries to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Generic Value Products has received 38 reports of the ceramic plate in these irons overheating and detaching from the plastic housing, including two minor skin burns from a detached plate.

Description: This hair straightening iron has a black housing with golden-colored ceramic heating plates. "Generic Value Products™" is written on the top of the iron and "GVP™" is written in a white circle on the side of the iron. The iron was packaged in a black and white box with the letters GVP™ in large type in the upper left hand front corner. The SKU is 264800, which is written on the packaging.

Sold At: Sally Beauty Supply stores nationwide and Puerto Rico from March 21, 2005 through April 5, 2005 for about $70.

Manufactured in: South Korea

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these irons immediately and return them to any Sally Beauty Supply store for a full refund or exchange for a different straightening iron.

Consumer Contact: Call Generic Value Products toll-free at (800) 526-3009 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or go to their Web site at www.GVPrecall.com

Picture of Recalled Ceramic Hair Straightening Iron