National Electric Kuru Kuru Hair Dryers

SIAR Code: 20435
Category: Beauty/Personal Care/Hygiene
Notifying Country: United States of America
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Publication Date: Jun 03, 2004
Product Origin Country: Japan
Manufacturer: National Electric; Marukyo USA
Defect Description: June 3, 2004Release # 04-150 Firm's Hotline: (213) 488-0707 CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 CPSC, Marukyo USA Announce Recall of Hair Dryers WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Kuru Kuru Hair Dryers Units: 6,100Manufacturer: National Electric, of JapanImporter: Marukyo U.S.A. Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.Hazard: These electric hair dryers are not equipped with an immersion protection device to prevent electrocution if the hair dryer falls into water.Incidents/Injuries: None reported.Description: The recalled Kuru Kuru model hair dryers include the following model numbers: EHP798P, EHP790P, EH724V, and EH725PK. The model name and number can be found on the handle. The recalled units, which come in blue and pink, do not have an immersion protection device at the end of the plug. Sold at: Asian retail stores nationwide between January 2002 and December 2003 for about $27.Manufactured in: Japan.Remedy: Consumers should stop using the hair dryers immediately and return them to the store where purchased or to Marukyo U.S.A. Inc. for a refund.Consumer Contact: Contact Marukyo U.S.A. collect at (213) 488-0707 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or by email at marukyo@sbcglobal.netMedia Contact: Mary Kanai at (213) 488-0707