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Hair Dryer Recall Follows Reports of Explosions, Burns and Shocks

Xtava has recalled more than 200,000 hair dryers, following nearly 200 reports of explosions and fires, including nearly two dozen incidents where users suffered burns and electrical shocks. 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the Xtava hair dryer recall on August 15, indicating that the hair dryers can overheat, melt, explode or catch fire.

The CPSC warned that the recalled hair dryers can pose a burn and shock hazard to consumers. The recall notice indicates that there have been at least 193 reports of problems, including 20 individuals who suffered injuries from the hair dryers. There were 18 reports of burns and two reports of minor electrical shock. Of the burns, four resulted in blisters to the hands, wrists, or fingers. One person reported suffering a severe burn.

The recall affects about 235,000 Allure and Allure Pro 2200W ionic ceramic hair dryers. The hair dryers are black or white, with a concentrator nozzle and have “Xtava” imprinted on the blower end. Many will have a label under the back with the SKU numbers XTV010001, XTV010001N, XTV010002, or XTV010002N.

The recalled hair dryers were manufactured in China and imported by Xtava LLC, of New York. They were sold online at amazon.com, eBay.com, walmart.com, xtava.com, groupon.com, and other websites from October 2014 through August 2018 for $15 to $60 when sold separately, and for $20 to $80 when sold as part of a hair care kit that included hair products and either a flat iron or a diffuser.

Users should immediately stop using the hair dryers to prevent any further burns, electrical shocks, or fires, the CPSC warned. Consumers should also contact Xtava to receive a free replacement at 877-643-8440 or visit www.xtava.com for more information.

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