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Style Tronics Monica and Turbo 1200 Hand-Held Hair Dryers

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SIAR Code: 19751
Category: Beauty/Personal Care/Hygiene
Notifying Country: United States of America
Source URL: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2006/Hair-Dryers-Recalled-for-Electrocution-Hazard
Publication Date: Jul 19, 2006
Product Origin Country: China
Manufacturer: Style Tronics
Defect Description: Hair Dryers Recalled for Electrocution Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2006 Release #06-217 Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 266-9272 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Hair Dryers Recalled for Electrocution Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: "Monica" and "Turbo 1200" Hand-Held Hair Dryers Units: About 19,300 Manufacturer/Importer: Style Tronics Inc., of Vernon, Calif. Hazard: These electric hair dryers are not equipped with an immersion protection plug to prevent electrocution if the hair dryer falls into water. Such electric shock protection devices are required by industry standards for all electric hand-held hair dryers. Incidents/Injuries: None reported Description: The recall involves two models of pistol-type hair dryers: The Monica hair dryer has its model name and number, SW-117, written on the handle. It is made of black plastic and chrome, and the handle folds up. The Turbo 1200 model has model number DS-507 written on the back of the handle. The model name is written on the blower nozzle. They are green and white and green. Sold at: Independent discount stores nationwide from April 2004 through June 2005 for between $3 and $5. Manufactured In: China Remedy: Consumers should stop using these hair dryers, and contact Style Tronics Inc. for a full refund. Consumer Contact: Call Style Tronics Inc. toll-free at (888) 266-9272 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at www.styletronic.net Turbo 1200 Monica