|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 871-6824
Hair Dryers Recalled by Version-X Due to Electrocution Hazard
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: Travel'N Baby Mini Hair Dryers
Units: About 18,000
Importer: Detour Corp., doing business as Version-X, of Studio City, Calif.
Distributor: Metropolis Beauty Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: These electric hair dryers are not equipped with an immersion protection plug to prevent electrocution if the hair dryer falls into water. Electric shock protection devices are required by industry standards for all electric hand-held hair dryers. If the hair dryer falls into water during use and is not equipped with this safety device, it can pose a shock and/or an electrocution hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled hair dryers are made of plastic and are red, blue or green. The hair dryer's handle folds up. The words "Travel'N Baby" are printed on one side of the hair dryer.
Sold by: Independent beauty supply stores and beauty salons nationwide and online at www.metropolisbeauty.com from January 2004 through January 2005 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these hair dryers immediately and contact Version-X for a replacement hair dryer equipped with an immersion protection plug.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Version-X at (800) 871-6824 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the recall Web site at www.metropolisbeauty.com
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