December 17, 1998Sound-Tech Import Recalls
Los 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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