CPSC Announced The Recall Of Electric Hair Dryers. 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
Manufacturer: Light Distribution Inc., of Miami, Fla.
Recalled Hair Dryer Don’t Have A GFCI
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 â€œonâ€� and â€œoffâ€� 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: â€œLight Distributionâ€� or â€œWindsorâ€� and â€œ110V/60HZâ€�. 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.