About Universalink International Trading Special and Narita Hair Dryers

Recall Date: 4/29/2009

Hair Dryers Recalled by Universalink International Trading Due to Electrocution Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2009 Release #09-205 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 997-6768 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Firm’s Media Contact: Betty Tong, (626) 369-5440 Hair Dryers Recalled by Universalink International Trading Due to Electrocution Hazard 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Special and Narita Hair Dryers Units: About 3,000 Importer: Universalink International Trading Inc., of La Puente, Calif. Hazard: The hair dryers are not equipped with an immersion protection device to prevent electrocution if the hair dryer falls into water. Immersion protection devices, which prevent electrocution, are required by industry standards for all electric hand-held hair dryers. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: This recall involves Special (model EX-1800) and Narita (model TE-263) hair dryers. “Special” or “Narita” and the model number are printed on the dryer. The “Special” hair dryers are brown and the “Narita” hair dryers are white and black and fold up. Sold at: Various retail stores in California from June 2003 through October 2008 for about $15. Manufactured in: Taiwan Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hair dryers and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Universalink International Trading toll-free at (866) 997-6768 between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or email the firm at sales@naritausa.com

Consumer Contact

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Manufacturers

  • Universalink International Trading
  • Narita

Made In

  • Taiwan

Category ID: 1982

Hazards

  • Electrocution/Electric Shock

Resolution, Remedy, Fix

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Sources: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2009/Hair-Dryers-Recalled-by-Universalink-International-Trading-Due-to-Electrocution-Hazard