|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2009
Release # 09-147
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 244-5687
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: Style Elements Hair Dryers
Units: About 31,000
Importer: Big Lots Stores, Inc., of Columbus, Ohio
Hazard: The hair dryers are not equipped with an immersion protection device 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.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Style Elements Cool Shot Turbo hair dryers. The hand-held dryers have a silver body and black handle. Model number 3615T is printed on a label near the on/off switch.
Sold exclusively at: Big Lots' stores nationwide from July 2008 through December 2009 for about $12.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hair dryers and return them to any Big Lots store for a full refund.
Contact: For additional information, contact Big Lots toll-free at (866) 244-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.biglots.com
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