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|Release # 94-001
"Professional Styler" Hair
Dryers Recalled Electrocution Risk Cited
PRODUCT: Approximately 10,000 "Professional
Styler" hair dryers - model 600-53000, sold by MBR Industries Inc. primarily in
Florida from 1990 through August 1993. The words "Professional Styler" or
"Professional Styler by Pomair" are printed on the nozzle and the model number
is embossed on the handle.
PROBLEM: The hair dryer contains a device intended to protect the consumer from
electrocution in the event that the hair dryer falls into water while in the "power
off" position. Thirty-six percent of the hair dryers tested by Commission staff
revealed large amounts of current leakage during immersion while the power switches were
in the "off" position.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should immediately stop using the hair dryers and return them to:
Customer Service, P.O. Box 640364, N. Miami, FL 33164. Consumers will receive a full
refund of purchase price and postage. For further information call: (305) 769-1000, Monday
through Friday, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
MBR Industries Inc., Miami, FL, is voluntarily recalling the "Professional
Styler" hair dryer model 600-53000. The hair dryer contains a protective device
intended to prevent electrocution in the event the hair dryer falls into water while in
the "off" position. However, 36 percent of the hair dryers tested by Commission
staff leaked large amounts of electric current during immersion while in the
"off" position. A consumer who attempts to retrieve an immersed dryer in the
"off" position may be electrocuted. No incidents have been reported to the firm
The hair dryers - "Professional Styler" model 600-53000 - were sold from 1990
through August 1993 primarily in Florida through specialty stores. The words
"Professional Styler" or "Professional Styler by Pomair" are printed
on the nozzle and the model number is embossed on the handle. Approximately 10,000
products are believed to be in use by consumers.
Consumers should stop using affected products and return them to: Customer Service, P.O.
Box 640364, N. Miami, FL 33164. for a full refund, including postage. For more information
call MBR at (305) 769-1000, Monday through Friday, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
CPSC is announcing this recall as a part of its mission to protect the public from
unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.