Marukyo Hair Dryer Recalled Due to Electrocution Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 3, 2004
Release # 04-150

Firm’s Hotline: (213) 488-0707
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Marukyo USA Announce Recall of Hair Dryers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Kuru Kuru Hair Dryers

Units: 6,100

Manufacturer: National Electric, of Japan

Importer: Marukyo U.S.A. Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: These electric hair dryers are not equipped with an immersion protection device to prevent electrocution if the hair dryer falls into water.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled Kuru Kuru model hair dryers include the following model numbers: EHP798P, EHP790P, EH724V, and EH725PK. The model name and number can be found on the handle. The recalled units, which come in blue and pink, do not have an immersion protection device at the end of the plug.

Sold at: Asian retail stores nationwide between January 2002 and December 2003 for about $27.

Manufactured in: Japan.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the hair dryers immediately and return them to the store where purchased or to Marukyo U.S.A. Inc. for a refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact Marukyo U.S.A. collect at (213) 488-0707 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or by email at marukyo@sbcglobal.net

Media Contact: Mary Kanai at (213) 488-0707.
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