CPSC, Blason International Trading Corp. Announce Recall of Hand-Held Hair Dryers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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

Units: 700

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 refund.

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.
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