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December 17, 1998

Sound-Tech Import Recalls Portable Hairdryers

Sound-Tech Import Recalls Portable HairdryersLos Angeles, CA (SafetyAlerts) - Sound-Tech Import Inc. is recalling about 360 portable hairdryers. These hairdryers are not equipped with Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) to prevent electric shock in case of current leakage.

These hairdryers are white and black plastic with black accessories. A label near the air vent reads, "International AC 110V 50/60 HZ 1500W." The housing is labeled, "WARNING -- TO AVOID POSSIBLE ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT IMMERSE OR USE WHILE BATHING." The carton was labeled, in part, "INTERNATIONAL . . . COMPACT PRO WITH ATTACHMENTS . . . MADE IN CHINA . . . SX-3000." Small, independent retailers sold these hairdryers from March 1996 through November 1998 for about $7.

Consumers should immediately stop using these hairdryers and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, consumers should call Sound-Tech Imports at (877) SOUND TK between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. PST Monday through Friday.

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