Recall: National and Sanyo Hand-Held Hair Dryers
On 2009-06-03, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding National and Sanyo Hand-Held Hair Dryers due to a potential electric shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2007 for about $20 to $40.
About 2,000 units are involved in this Vintage hair dryer recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Hair Dryers category in 2009.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 700,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The hair dryers are not equipped with an immersion protection device to prevent electrocution if the hair dryer falls into water. Immersion protection devices, which prevent electrocution, are required by industry safety standards for all electric hand-held hair dryers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves National and Sanyo hand held hair dryers. The hair dryers are made of plastic and chrome with a fold up handle and were sold in blue, pink, white and black colors. Model numbers EH-5202, EH-5215, EH-5216, EH-7911, EH-7912, or EH-7913 and 'National' and 'Sanyo' can be found on the hair dryer's blower nozzle or handle.
These items were sold new+ at Various retail stores in the Los Angeles area from January 2007 through August 2008 for between $20 and $40.Various retail stores in the Los Angeles area from January 2007 through August 2008 for between $20 and $40.
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 hair dryers and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund or free replacement.
For additional information, contact Vintage International toll free at (888) 711-4656 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
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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