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Conair recalls 570K hair dryers

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Posted at 12:09 PM, Oct 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-16 12:09:47-04

Conair is recalling approximately 570,000 Infiniti Pro by Conair hair dryers because they can short out and start a fire or burn someone.

The units were sold between August 2010 and August 2013 for approximately $24.99 to $39.99.

Conair Corp. said Tuesday that it has received about 19 consumer reports of hot coils exiting the hair dryer, including minor property damage (one fire reported) and three minor burn injuries to consumers who sought medical attention.

The Infiniti Pro hair dryers involved in the recall are of the 259 and 279 Series and have one screw hole on the back of the hair dryer handle. Those with two screw holes are not included in the recall.

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Conair to receive a free replacement hair dryer. Conair can be reached 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.