Conair Hair Dryer Recall: Babyliss Pro Series Plastic Shells Can Explode
About 291,000 Conair BabylissPro hair dryers are being recalled after reports reveal that the fan inside can break apart and cause the dryers to explode.
The Conair BabylissPro hair dryer recall was announced on May 7 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The recall came after Conair received 16 reports of the fan breaking and hitting the shell of the hair dryers, causing them to shatter.
At least one person has required medical attention due to hand lacerations, and seven other users have reported suffering minor cuts. There have also been reports of the dryers sparking and smoking.
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The Conair hair dryer recall affects about 291,000 Babyliss Pro 052 Series Professional Compact Hair Dryers. Models affected by the recall include:
- The Babyliss Pro Mighty Mini; model numbers BABMMB052T, BABMMP052T and BABMMW052T; sold in blue pink and white.
- The Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium (TM); model numbers BABNT052 and BABNT052T; sold in blue.
- The Babyliss Pro Porcelain Ceramic; model numbers BABP052BK, BABP052CB and BABP052PK; sold in pink, blue and black.
- The Babyliss Pro TT Tourmaline; model numbers BABTM052, BABTM052R and BABTM052T; sold in grey and red.
- The Babyliss Pro TT Tourmaline Titanium; model numbers BABTT052 and BABTT052T; sold in red.
All of the recalled hair dryers will have the model name on the dryer’s plastic shell, and will have “1000W” and the model number on the dryer handle. The dryers were sold at professional salons and through various online retailer from January 2006 through April 2010 for between $20 and $30.
The CPSC recommends that consumers immediately stop using the dryers and contact Conair for a free replacement at www.babylissus.com/recall052.
sallyJanuary 19, 2015 at 6:37 pm
Did not know about a recall but mine exploded Sunday. It shot out a good 12 ft. Into several pieces.very lucky no injuries. As everyone else no one answers 800 number. Any suggestions for replacement. I love all the babybliss products.
LoisJune 30, 2010 at 3:20 pm
I just called the Conair 800 number this morning. A very nice gentleman answered right away, asked me the model number, took my name and address and is sending me a new hair dryer.
LauraJune 8, 2010 at 7:11 am
I called three times. First time, the guy gave me a different number to call. That number turned out to be a wrong number. Second and third time I waited on hold for over twenty minutes each time and nobody ever picked up. Great job Conair.
RobinJune 5, 2010 at 3:10 pm
I've had the same problem and would purchase another if it were comparable.
charityMay 22, 2010 at 5:45 pm
i did the same as you. i was on for over 15 minutes and no answer :(
AmyMay 18, 2010 at 6:51 pm
I've tried calling the 800 number listed for Conair about the recall, but there is no answer and no way to leave a message. When trying to get on the link listed above about the recall, there is an error on the webpage. I just want to find out how to get a refund or replacement for my hairdryer and where I'm supposed to send the faulty hairdryer. Please help!
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