|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2009
Release # 09-173
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 687-6916
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: Clothing Irons
Units: About 45,000
Distributor: Conair Corporation, of Stamford, Conn.
Hazard: The clothing iron can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Conair has received three reports of overheating, including two fires resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Conair clothing irons with model numbers DPP1500, DPP1500R and DPP3500. The model number is printed below the soleplate. No other models are included in this recall.
Sold at: Department and retail stores nationwide from July 2004 through October 2008 for about $50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled clothing irons and contact Conair to receive a free comparable product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Conair at (800) 687-6916 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.Conair.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.