Conair Recalls BabylissPro Compact Hair Dryers Due to Laceration Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2010
Release #10-223
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 687-6916
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Conair Recalls BabylissPro Compact Hair Dryers Due to Laceration 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: Compact hair dryer

Units: About 291,000

Importer: Conair Corp., East Windsor, N.J.

Hazard: The spinning fan within the hair dryer can break apart, striking the hair dryer’s plastic shell. This causes the plastic to shatter, creating a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Conair has received 16 reports of the fan breaking causing the plastic shell to shatter. The company has also received reports of the hair dryers sparking and smoking. One person sought medical attention for a laceration to the hand, seven people reported minor cuts.

Description: This recall involves the BabylissPro 052 Series Professional Compact Hair Dryer. The hair dryer is sold under the brand names Babyliss® Pro Mighty Mini, Babyliss® Pro Nano Titanium(TM), Babyliss® Pro Porcelain Ceramic, BabylissPro TT® Tourmaline and BabylissPro TT® Tourmaline Titanium. The model name is on the hair dryer’s plastic shell. Also, “1000W” and the model number are on the dryer handle. The following models are included in this recall:

DescriptionColorsModel Numbers
Babyliss® Pro Mighty Mini blue, pink, white BABMMB052T
BABMMP052T
BABMMW052T
Babyliss® Pro Nano Titanium (TM) blue BABNT052
BABNT052T
Babyliss® Pro Porcelain Ceramic pink, blue, black BABP052BK
BABP052CB
BABP052PK
BabylissPro TT® Tourmaline grey, red BABTM052
BABTM052R
BABTM052T
BabylissPro TT® Tourmaline Titanium red BABTT052
BABTT052T

Sold at: Professional salons and various other online retailers from January 2006 to April 2010 for between $20 and $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hair dryer and contact Conair to receive a free replacement hair dryer.

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 company’s website at www.babylissus.com/recall052