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CPSC, Light Distribution Inc. Announce Recall of Hair Dryers

Mar 9, 2004 | The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm listed below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed

Name of Product: Electric hand-held hair dryers

Units: 500

Manufacturer: Light Distribution Inc., of Miami, Fla.

Hazard: These hair dryers do not have an immersion protection device or ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) on the power cord, which poses a serious electrocution hazard if dropped in water. In 1991, a voluntary standard was implemented that called for all hair dryers used by consumers to protect against electrocution in both the “on” and “off” position.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled units are the Turbo 1650 and Turbo 2650 electric hand-held hair dryers. These hair dryers have a pistol grip, black or red and black colored plastic casing, two-prong power cord, and a label that reads in part: “Light Distribution” or “Windsor” and “110V/60HZ”. The model name and number also are printed on the label.

Sold by: Retail beauty supply stores in Florida from March 2003 through November 2003 for about $50.

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