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CPSC, Generic Value Products Announce the Recall of GVP Hair Straightening Irons
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: GVP™ Ceramic Hair Straightening Iron.

Units: About 20,000.

Distributor/Retailer: Sally Beauty Company Inc., of Denton, Texas

Manufacturer: Generic Value Products, of Omaha, Neb.

Hazard: The heated ceramic plates on these irons can loosen and detach during use, posing a risk of burn injuries to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Generic Value Products has received 38 reports of the ceramic plate in these irons overheating and detaching from the plastic housing, including two minor skin burns from a detached plate.

Description: This hair straightening iron has a black housing with golden-colored ceramic heating plates. “Generic Value Products™” is written on the top of the iron and “GVP™” is written in a white circle on the side of the iron. The iron was packaged in a black and white box with the letters GVP™ in large type in the upper left hand front corner. The SKU is 264800, which is written on the packaging.

Sold At: Sally Beauty Supply stores nationwide and Puerto Rico from March 21, 2005 through April 5, 2005 for about $70.

Manufactured in: South Korea

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these irons immediately and return them to any Sally Beauty Supply store for a full refund or exchange for a different straightening iron.

Consumer Contact: Call Generic Value Products toll-free at (800) 526-3009 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or go to their Web site at www.GVPrecall.com
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I do wish people in authority would use grammar properly. The description of this product as a "ceramic hair straightening iron", implies that there are folks out there with ceramic hair! It needs a hyphen to make clear the meaning, as: "Ceramic hair-straightening iron".

Alan


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Haven't you got ceramic hair Alan?.
I know I have.
It matches my Asbestos hands. [Linked Image]

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My hair, Mike, has gone white, anticipating the winter, and is rapidly becoming an endangered species. The idea that I could somehow have been more attractive to the opposite sex by dragging two electrified lumps of red-hot brick through what remains of it never occured to me before. What a fool I've been!

"You are Old, Mr. Belson.", the Young Man said,
"Yet have grown most uncommonly Bald!
Your hairs gone all Frizzy, & split at the ends,
Oh, and right on the Top is a Scald!"
"In my Youth," I replied, "I kept my hair supple,
using 'Red-Hot-Tile-Tongs',
($10 a pair!),
-Allow me to sell you a couple!"

Alan
(with abject apologies to Lewis Carrol).

* corrected the grammar!!



[This message has been edited by Alan Belson (edited 06-04-2005).]


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Hehe,
That's a good one Alan. [Linked Image]


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