Recall: Compact hair dryer
On 2010-05-07, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Compact hair dryer due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2006 for about $20 to $30.
About 300,000 units are involved in this Conair hair dryer recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Hair Dryers category in 2010.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 700,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
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.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the BabylissPro 052 Series Professional Compact Hair Dryer. The hair dryer is sold under the brand names shown. 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|
These items were sold new+ at Professional salons and various other online retailers from January 2006 to April 2010 for between $20 and $30.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the hair dryer and contact Conair to receive a free replacement hair dryer.
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
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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