World Dryer Recalls to Repair Hand and Hair Dryers Due to Electric Shock Hazard

December 27, 2007
Alert #08-531
 

World Dryer Recalls to Repair Hand and Hair Dryers Due to Electric Shock Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: World Dryer and Bradley Brand Hand and Hair Dryers

Units: About 25,000

Manufacturer: World Dryer Corp., of Berkeley Ill.

Hazard: Some of the nozzles on these dryers are not grounded. If an electrical component comes into contact with an ungrounded nozzle, it can pose a shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: World Dryer has received a report of an electrical component coming into contact with an ungrounded nozzle outside the United States. As a result, one consumer suffered an electric shock.

Product Description: The World Dryer and Bradley brand hand and hair dryers are wall-mounted dryers with nozzles protruding from the front that may be either recessed or surface mounted. The dryers are used primarily in rest rooms and locker rooms in public and commercial buildings.

Sold at: Industrial and electrical distributors and supply houses nationwide from June 2005 through April 2007 for between $600 and $1,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: World Dryer has been contacting facilities utilizing these dryers. Facilities that have the recalled dryers will receive a free repair kit. Consumers and facility managers that have not been contacted should call World Dryer with serial and model number to determine if the dryer is included in this recall.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact World Dryer at (800) 323-0701 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or log on to www.worlddryer.com

Picture of Recalled Air Conditioner/Heat Pump