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Hair Dryers Recalled for Electrocution Hazard

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Recall Date:
July 19, 2006

Recall Details

July 19, 2006
Release #06-217
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 266-9272

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: "Monica" and "Turbo 1200" Hand-Held Hair Dryers

Units: About 19,300

Manufacturer/Importer: Style Tronics Inc., of Vernon, Calif.

Hazard: These electric hair dryers are not equipped with an immersion protection plug to prevent electrocution if the hair dryer falls into water. Such electric shock protection devices are required by industry standards for all electric hand-held hair dryers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recall involves two models of pistol-type hair dryers: The Monica hair dryer has its model name and number, SW-117, written on the handle. It is made of black plastic and chrome, and the handle folds up. The Turbo 1200 model has model number DS-507 written on the back of the handle. The model name is written on the blower nozzle. They are green and white and green.

Sold at: Independent discount stores nationwide from April 2004 through June 2005 for between $3 and $5.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these hair dryers, and contact Style Tronics Inc. for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Call Style Tronics Inc. toll-free at (888) 266-9272 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at


Picture of Recalled Turbo 1200 Hairdryer

Picture of Recalled Monica Hairdryer







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