Safety Alert Number 0712106

Hairstyling Irons Recalled by Farouk Systems Inc. Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Release #08-124

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 237-9175
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Hairstyling Irons Recalled by Farouk Systems Inc. Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

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: WEE CHI Ceramic Hairstyling Irons

Units: About 5,700

Importer/Distributor: Farouk Systems Inc. , of Houston, Texas

Hazard: The iron's "on/off" switch was installed incorrectly. When the iron is plugged in and switch is in the "off" position, the iron remains "on," which could pose fire and burn hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled hairstyling iron is black and measures 9.5 inches long. "CHI" is printed on the iron in red lettering. Date code 0306 or 0507 is embossed on the inside of the paddle.

Sold by: Professional beauty supply distributors and beauty salons nationwide from April 2006 through September 2007 for about $160.

Manufactured in: South Korea

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact the firm to return the product for a full refund or replacement iron. Farouk Systems is directly notifying all distributors and retailers.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Farouk Systems Inc. at (800) 237-9175 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

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