Safety Alert Number 0702016

Conair Recalls Curling Irons for Shock and Electrocution Hazards

Release #07-097
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 687-6916
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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: Curling Irons
Units: About 322,000
Manufacturer: Conair Corp. , of Stamford, Conn. Manufactured in: China

Hazard: The handle of the curling iron can come apart exposing its line cord, posing a shock or electrocution hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves ceramic, gold-matte finish curling irons. The irons have a 1, 1, or 1-inch barrel, metal counter rest, vertically placed ON-OFF buttons, and a heat set dial that ranges from 0 to 30. A four-digit date code can be found on the plug prong. Date codes included in this recall range from November 2005 through July 2006 (ex. 0706). The name "Conair" is printed on the handle of the iron.

Sold at: Discount retailers and drug stores nationwide during January 2006 for about $25.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled curling iron and contact Conair to receive a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Conair at (800) 687-6916 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at:

http://www.conair.com/ironrecall.html

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07097.html