July 30, 2002Remington Products Has Re-Announced the
Recall of Hairdryers
- Remington Products Co. has re-announced the recall of
about 3,000 hairdryers. These hairdryers are not equipped with an appliance
leakage current interrupter (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. This recall was originally announced by
CPSC and Remington on March 21, 2001.
CPSC and Remington have not received any reports of electrocutions relating
to these hairdryers. This recall is being announced to prevent the
possibility of injury.
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; 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. Owners of the
recalled hair dryers will be sent a postage-paid shipping container to
return their unit to Remington. Consumers will receive a new 1875- watt
Vortex hair dryer with an ALCI plug. For more information, contact Remington
at (800) 992-9686 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or
visit the firm's web site at www.remington-products.com/home.html.