Turbo Power Electric Hair Dryer Recalled Due to Electrocution Hazards
May 27, 2004
Release # 04-147
Turbo Power’s Hotline: (888) 715-6100
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Turbo Power Inc. Announce Recall of Electric Hand-held 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: Turbo Power electric hand-held hair dryers

Units: 359,000

Manufacturer: Turbo Power Inc. of Flushing, New York

Hazard: These electric hair dryers are not equipped with an immersion protection device to prevent electrocution if the hair dryer falls into water. Such electric shock protection devices are required by industry standards for all electric hand-held hair dryers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported with these hair dryers.

Description: The following hair dryers are recalled: Turbo 1500, Twin Turbo 2600, Turbo 2800 Silverado, Twin Turbo 2800, Mega Turbo 2500, Twin Turbo Ionic 3000, Parlux 3000, Mega Turbo 3000, Coldmatic 1500, Turbo Millennium 2000, Turbo 2200, and Super Turbo 1900. These hair dryers have pistol grips and have black, black and red, black and grey, or red and ivory plastic casing. They have two-prong power cords. The hair dryers are labeled in part: “Turbo Power” or “PIBBS” followed by the model number and this voltage marking: “110V/60HZ.” The boxes in which the hair dryers were sold said “Made in Italy.”

Sold at: Retail and beauty supply stores nationwide from January 2002 through April 2004 for about $50 to $169.

Manufactured in: Italy.

Remedy: Return the hair dryer to either the retail store where purchased or to Turbo Power for a free replacement. Mail to: Turbo Power Inc., 31-40 Downing Street, Flushing, NY 11354. Consumers will be reimbursed for shipping costs.

Consumer Contact: Call Turbo Power at (888) 715-6100 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.turbopowerinc.com.

Media Contact: Anthony Petruccelli at (888) 715-6100 or (718) 961-0767.
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