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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
October 5, 1992
Release # 93-001

Notice  to All Salon Owners: Clairol Appliances Recalls Salon Power and Pazazz  Hairdryers Purchased After January 1, 1992

PRODUCT: Clairol Appliances is voluntarily recalling certain Salon Power and Pazazz brand hairdryers purchased after January 1, 1992 that have a large circuit breaker plug with a rectangular black test button on the front and the serial number HGW0351 on the back. Up to 130,000 hairdryers with these plugs were purchased by consumers. Dryers purchased before January 1, 1992 are not affected.

PROBLEM: The prongs of the plug may break off and remain in the electrical outlet. Touching the prongs could result in serious shock injury or electrocution. There have been no reports of injury.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should return the recalled hairdryers, with the form below to:

Dryer Plug Exchange
80 Southfield Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902

If the plug on one of the hairdryers breaks, leaving the prongs in the socket, consumers should not touch the prongs and call 1-800-843-3876 for instructions. Consumers may also call this number for questions about the recall.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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