March 21, 2001Remington Hairdryers Recalled
CN (SafetyAlerts) - Remington
Products Co. said today it is recalling about 3,000 hairdryers. These hairdryers are not
equipped with an appliance leakage current interrupter plug (ALCI plug) to cut off
electrical current in case of contact with water. If dropped in water, the hairdryers pose
an electrocution hazard to consumers.
CPSC and Remington have not received
any reports of injuries. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of
The 1600 watt hairdryers have a
chrome body, with black speed and heat controls. The model name, "Remington Vortex
Ultra," is printed in black on one side of the air intake grill; with the model
number, V-1030, and the words, "Do Not Immerse In Water" and "Made in
China" printed in silver on the other side. The hairdryers have a UPC number of
0-74590- 87541-6, which is located on the packaging box.
The recalled hairdryers were sold
nationwide in K-Mart; Sears; Target; Bed, Bath & Beyond; K's Merchandise; Service
Merchandise; Eckerd; and Army and Air Force Exchanges and other retailers from July 2000
through January 2001 for between $18 to $25.
Consumers should stop using the
hairdryers immediately, and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumers also can mail the
hairdryers to Remington Products Co., LLC, 60 Main St., Bridgeport, Conn. 06604.
Consumers will be reimbursed the cost
of shipping and should indicate whether they prefer a full refund or replacement hairdryer
(which includes an ALCI plug). For more information, call Remington toll-free at (800)
992-9686 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to Remington
U.S.A.'s website at www.remington-products.com.
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