Wahl Total Care Aerosol Cleaner Recall Issued Due to Risk of Ignition, Burns

Nearly three-quarters of a million cans of Wahl Total Care aerosol products are being recalled, following reports that the cleaning and lubricant products used for hair cutting utensils may ignite during normal use, posing a serious risk of fires and burns.  

The Wahl Total Care aerosol cleaner recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on December 16, after recognizing the potential for the product to ignite into flames when coming in contact with hair clippers, trimmers, and shavers.

To date, at least threeWahl Total Care cans have reportedly ignited, including at least one case where a consumer suffered burn injuries.

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The recall includes about 720,000 cans of Wahl Total Care lubricant cleaner sold in six ounce aerosol containers with model number 03772. The cans have “Wahl Total Care” and “Clipper, Trimmer, Shaver” printed on a white label across the front of the cans. The model number can be located on the back of the can.

The affected products were manufactured in the United States under Wahl Clipper Corporation of Sterling, Illinois where they were sold at Meijer, Wal-Mart, and other various retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from June 2009 to October 2013 for about $5.

The CPSC advises customers to stop using the recalled aerosol cans immediately and contact Wahl at (800) 767-9245 or visit them online at www.wahl.com and navigate to the Recall link for instructions on how to receive a free replacement product.


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