|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2010
|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: 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:
|Babyliss® Pro Mighty Mini||blue, pink, white||BABMMB052T
|Babyliss® Pro Nano Titanium (TM)||blue||BABNT052
|Babyliss® Pro Porcelain Ceramic||pink, blue, black||BABP052BK
|BabylissPro TT® Tourmaline||grey, red||BABTM052
|BabylissPro TT® Tourmaline Titanium||red||BABTT052
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
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.