September 25, 2003CPSC, Blason International Trading Corp.
Announce Recall of Hand-Held Hair Dryers
The U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary
cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Hand-Held Hair Dryers
Manufacturer: Blason International Trading Corp., of Miami, Fla.
Hazard: Some of these hair dryers do not have an immersion protection device
on the power cord and could present a serious electrocution hazard if
dropped in water.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled units are the Blason Turbo Style model 4030
electric hand-held hair dryers without an immersion protection device. These
units have a pistol-style grip and a black plastic casing with a two-prong
power cord labeled in part, "Blason Turbo Style Mod. 4030. 110V/60HZ/1500W."
Sold at: Retail drug stores and hair accessories and salon retail operations
from May 2002 through June 2003 for about $40.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Return the hair dryer to Blason International Trading Corp. for a
Consumer Contact: Call Blason toll-free at (888) 625-2766 between 8 a.m. and
4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
Media Contact: Manuel Junco at (888) 625-2766.