U.S. Company Recalling 23,000 Hairdryers That Could Cause ElectrocutionAug 29, 2002 | AP
A Connecticut company is recalling about 23,000 hairdryers that do not have a device which could prevent electrocution if the hairdryers are exposed to water.
BaByliss Pro, of Stamford, has not received any reports of injury, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.
The recalled hairdryers are 1875 watts, pistol-shaped and have the model number BAB2002BLX printed on the barrel. The hairdryers, manufactured in China, were sold between December 2000 and January 2002 only at Duane Reade drug stores in the metropolitan New York area, Metro Beauty in Miami, and Bu-Ba Beauty Supply in Reseda, California.
A tag on the dryer's cord warns the unit does not have the protective feature. The hairdryers were intended for professional use, but could have been sold to consumers for personal use, CPSC said.