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Recall: Special and Narita Hair Dryers

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On 2009-04-29, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Special and Narita Hair Dryers due to a potential electric shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2003 for about $15.00.

About 3,000 units are involved in this Universalink International Trading hair dryer recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 2nd 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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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (866)997-6768

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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 standards for all electric hand-held hair dryers.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves Special (model EX-1800) and Narita (model TE-263) hair dryers. 'Special' or 'Narita' and the model number are printed on the dryer. The 'Special' hair dryers are brown and the 'Narita' hair dryers are white and black and fold up.

These items were sold new+ at Various retail stores in California from June 2003 through October 2008 for about $15.

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 dryers and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Universalink International Trading toll-free at (866) 997-6768 between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or email the firm at sales@naritausa.com

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None reported.

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+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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