Saturday, May 8, 2010

Conair Recalls BabylissPro Compact Hair Dryers Due to Laceration Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Compact hair dryer

Units: About 291,000

Importer: Conair Corp., East Windsor, N.J.

Hazard: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: 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.

Description: This recall involves the BabylissPro 052 Series Professional Compact Hair Dryer. The hair dryer is sold under the brand names Babyliss(r) Pro Mighty Mini, Babyliss(r) Pro Nano Titanium(TM), Babyliss(r) Pro Porcelain Ceramic, BabylissPro TT(r) Tourmaline and BabylissPro TT(r) Tourmaline Titanium. 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:

Description / Colors / Model Numbers
Babyliss(r) Pro Mighty Mini / blue, pink, white / BABMMB052T, BABMMP052T, BABMMW052T
Babyliss(r) Pro Nano Titanium (TM) / blue / BABNT052, BABNT052T
Babyliss(r) Pro Porcelain Ceramic / pink, blue, black / BABP052BK, BABP052CB, BABP052PK
BabylissPro TT(r) Tourmaline / grey, red / BABTM052, BABTM052R, BABTM052T
BabylissPro TT(r) Tourmaline Titanium / red / BABTT052, BABTT052T

Sold at: Professional salons and various other online retailers from January 2006 to April 2010 for between $20 and $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hair dryer and contact Conair to receive a free replacement hair dryer.

Consumer Contact: 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

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