Safety Alert Number 0904256

Hair Dryers Recalled by Universalink International
Trading Due to Electrocution Hazard
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
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: 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
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: