COMPACT HAIR DRYER RECALL

Conair Recalls BaByliss®PRO Compact Hair Dryers Due to Laceration 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.

  • Name of product: Compact hair dryer
  • Units: About 291,000
  • Distributor: Conair Corporation, East Windsor, NJ
  • Hazard: The spinning fan within the hair dryer can break apart, striking the hair dryer's plastic shell. This causes the plastic to shatter, creating a laceration hazard.
  • Incidents/Injuries: Conair has received 16 reports of the fan breaking, causing the plastic shell to shatter. The company has also received reports of the hair dryers sparking and smoking. One person sought medical attention for a laceration to the hand; seven people reported minor cuts.
  • Description: This recall involves the BaByliss®PRO 052 Series Professional Compact Hair Dryer. The hair dryer is sold under the brand names BaByliss®PRO Mighty Mini, BaByliss®PRO Nano Titanium™, BaByliss®PRO Porcelain Ceramic, BaBylissPRO TT® Tourmaline and BaBylissPRO TT® Tourmaline Titanium. The model name is on the hair dryer's plastic shell. Also, "1000W" and the model number are on the dryer handle. The following models are included in this recall:
Description Colors Model Numbers
BaByliss®PRO Mighty Mini blue, pink, white BABMMB052T, BABMMP052T, BABMMW052T
BaByliss®PRO Nano Titanium™ blue BABNT052, BABNT052T
BaByliss®PRO Porcelain Ceramic pink, blue, black BABP052BK, BABP052CB, BABP052PK
BaBylissPRO TT® Tourmaline grey, red BABTM052, BABTM052R, BABTM052T
BaBylissPRO TT® Tourmaline Titanium red BABTT052, BABTT052T
  • Sold at: Professional salons and various other online retailers from January 2006 to April 2010 for between $20 and $30.
  • Manufactured in: China
  • Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hair dryer and contact Conair to receive a free replacement hair dryer.
  • 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 company's website at www.babylissus.com/recall052.

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from over about 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or re-sell this or any other recalled product.

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