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Recall - Infiniti Pro by ConairTM Hair Dryer

Web posted on October 17, 2013

This recall involves certain Infiniti Pro by Conair 259 or 279 Series Hair Dryers. The recalled hair dryers have one of the following Model Numbers, Type Numbers and Product Codes listed below, and have only one (1) screw hole on back of the hair dryer handle.

Any hair dryer with a Model number, Type number or Product Code other than the ones listed below, or any hair dryer with 2 screw holes on the back of the handle is not subject to this recall. The model number of the 259/279 series hair dryer is found on the back of the hair dryer handle and on the bottom panel of the packaging box.

Infiniti Pro by ConairTM 259 or 279 Series Hair Dryer subject to recall:
Model Numbers (on back of handle of Hair Dryer)Type Number (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)
259ABSIHR
259BCR
259BCRBB
259C
259CBC
259KC
259N
259P
259PC
259SIHR
279
Y260CN or Y260NOne (1) screw holeV05692 or V10290

In extremely limited circumstances, the heater coils in the barrel of the hair dryer can come into contact with adjacent coils that can create an electrical short during use. As a result of the electrical short, small coils can project out of the dryer, posing a burn or fire hazard.

Conair Consumer Products ULC has received four reports of hot coils exiting the hair dryer in Canada. All four reports were burn incidents with one report of a person seeking medical attention.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these hair dryers.

The hairdryers were manufactured in China and distributed through Conair Consumer Products ULC, Woodbridge, Ontario. The recalled hair dryers were sold from August 2010 to August 2013. Approximately 132,538 units of the recalled hair dryers were sold in Canada.

Consumers should stop using the recalled hair dryers immediately and contact Conair Consumer Products ULC to receive a replacement hair dryer.

For more information, consumers may contact Conair Consumer Products ULC toll-free at 1-866-729-2389, by email, visit our firm's website or visit Conair's Warranty Care Centre at 100 Conair Parkway, Woodbridge, ON L4H 0L2.


For more information on this or other Health Canada consumer product advisories, warnings, and recalls, visit the website at hc-sc.gc.ca.

To report consumer product incidents to Health Canada, visit the website for reporting instructions.

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