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Repair Program For Women's Shavers Announced

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Recall Date:
May 18, 1978

Recall Details

May 18, 1978  
Release # 78-037

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 18) -- The Sperry Remington Division of Sperry Rand Corp., Bridgeport, Conn., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced today that a quality control audit has revealed that under certain conditions a very small number (estimated to be 119 shavers) out of a total of approximately 280,000 of its women's rechargeable electric shavers may pose a shock hazard.

The 119 shavers may contain pierced insulation between the batteries and an exterior metal base plate. A possible shock may occur if the base plate is touched to a person who is simultaneously contacting a ground while the shaver is plugged in. The shavers were distributed nationwide between July 1973 and March 1978 at a retail price of approximately $25.

Only women's rechargeable shavers with the model numbers 3B2L or 6B2L imprinted on the base plate on the bottom of the shaver and NOT containing a large R on the base plate are being corrected. No other Remington shavers are involved.

Although no incidents of shock have been reported, consumers who have a model 3B2L or 6B2L women's rechargeable shaver are urged to discontinue use of the product and to send their names and addresses to Sperry Remington, Dept. CN, 60 Main St., Bridgeport, Conn. 06602, or to call toll-free l-800-243-9381 (in Connecticut, call 1-800-972- 9370).

Sperry Remington will then send an easy-to-apply self-adhesive insulator and instructions to the consumer to eliminate this possibility of electric shock. If it is more convenient, a consumer may bring the shaver to the nearest authorized Sperry Remington Service facility for correction at no cost.

To verify the model numbers, call CPSC's toll-free hotline at 800-638-2772.

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