Recall: Curling Irons
On 2007-02-07, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Curling Irons due to a potential electric shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2006 for about $25.00.
About 300,000 units are involved in this Conair curling iron recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Hair Curling & Straightening Irons category in 2007.
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What is the problem?
The handle of the curling iron can come apart exposing its line cord, posing a shock or electrocution hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves ceramic, gold-matte finish curling irons. The irons have a 1, 1, or 1-inch barrel, metal counter rest, vertically placed ON-OFF buttons, and a heat set dial that ranges from 0 to 30. A four-digit date code can be found on the plug prong. Date codes included in this recall range from November 2005 through July 2006 (ex. 0706). The name Conair is printed on the handle of the iron.
These items were sold new+ at Discount retailers and drug stores nationwide during January 2006 for about $25.
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 recalled curling iron and contact Conair to receive a free replacement.
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/ironrecall.html
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+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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