August 29, 2002Babyliss Pro Has Recalled
- Babyliss Pro has recalled
about 23,000 hairdryers. The hairdryers do not have an immersion protection
device on the power cord and could present a serious electrocution hazard if
exposed to water.
CPSC and Babyliss Pro have not received any reports of incidents. This
recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The recalled hairdryers have the model number BAB2002BLX, are rated at 1875
watts, and are pistol-shaped. The model number is printed on the barrel of
the hairdryer and a label on the side reads, "BABYLISS 2002BLX." The
hairdryer also has a hang tag that reads in part, "FOR PROFESSIONAL USE
ONLY, DESIGNED EXCLUSIVELY FOR LICENSED COSMETOLOGISTS. THIS UNIT IS NOT
EQUIPPED WITH AN ALCI OR GFCI DEVICE...WARNING - KEEP AWAY FROM WATER."
These hairdryers were manufactured in China.
Duane Reede Drug Stores in the metropolitan New York area; Metro Beauty in
Miami, Fla.; and Bu-Ba Beauty in Reseda, Calif. sold these hairdryers
between December 2000 and January 2002 for about $50. These hairdryers were
intended for professional use, but could have been sold to consumers for
Consumers should stop using the hairdryers immediately and return them to
Babyliss Pro for a free replacement unit with an immersion protection
device. For information on how to return the hairdryer to the company, call
Babyliss Pro at (800) 726-4202 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through