|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2009
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Hair Dryers Recalled by Universalink International Trading Due to 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: Special and Narita Hair Dryers
Units: About 3,000
Importer: Universalink International Trading Inc., of La Puente, Calif.
Hazard: The hair dryers are not equipped with an immersion protection device to prevent electrocution if the hair dryer falls into water. Immersion protection devices, which prevent electrocution, are required by industry standards for all electric hand-held hair dryers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Special (model EX-1800) and Narita (model TE-263) hair dryers. “Special” or “Narita” and the model number are printed on the dryer. The “Special” hair dryers are brown and the “Narita” hair dryers are white and black and fold up.
Sold at: Various retail stores in California from June 2003 through October 2008 for about $15.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hair dryers and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Universalink International Trading toll-free at (866) 997-6768 between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
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