Infiniti Pro Hair Dryers (259/279 Series) Recalled by Conair Due to Burn or Fire Hazard

October 15, 2013. Stamford, CT-Conair Corporation today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Conair Corporation has notified the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission of this voluntary recall.
  • Name of Product: Infiniti Pro by Conair™ Hair Dryer (259/279 Series)
  • Units: About 570,000
  • Distributor: Conair Corporation, of Stamford, Conn.
  • Hazard: The small heater coils in the barrel of the hair dryer can come into contact with adjacent coils that can create an electrical short. As a result of the electrical short, small hot coils can project out of the dryer posing a burn or fire hazard.
  • Incidents/Injuries: Conair has received approximately 19 consumer reports of hot coils exiting the hair dryer, including minor property damage (one fire reported) and 3 minor burn injuries to consumers who sought medical attention.
  • Description: This voluntary recall involves certain Infiniti Pro by Conair™ Hair Dryers, 259 and 279 Series. Recalled units have the model numbers below, one (1) screw hole on the back of the hair dryer handle and product codes listed below. Hair dryers with 2 screw holes on back of the hair dryer handle are not subject to this recall. Infiniti Pro by Conair™ Hair Dryer, 259 or 279 Series, Subject to Recall
    Model Numbers (on Back of Handle of Hair Dryer) Number of Screw Holes (on Back of Handle of Hair Dryer) Product Code starting with "V" (on Small White Tag on Power Cord)
    259BCAUT, 259BCR, 259BCRUL, 259GUTR, 259GUTT, 259N, 259NP, 259PR, 259UL, 259X, 259XD, 259XR and 279 One (1) screw hole V05692 or V10290
  • Sold at: Mass merchandisers, drug stores, department stores, beauty and specialty stores and on the Internet from approximately August 2010 to August 2013 for about $24.99 to $39.99
  • Manufactured in: China
  • Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using a hair dryer that is subject to this voluntary recall and contact Conair to receive a free replacement hair dryer.
  • Customer Contact: For additional information, contact Conair at (877) 339-2534 between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday or Sunday
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