August 11, 2022

 

The Workplace for Product Security and Requirements (OPSS) has issued an extra warning to the general public to cease utilizing a heated hairbrush and dryer which may catch fireplace throughout regular use.

The product, initially branded ‘One Step mannequin SM-5250’, was initially topic to a Security Gate alert notified by the UK in 2020. Nonetheless, OPSS has since recognized it’s once more being offered via on-line marketplaces. OPSS Recall alerts have now been posted on our ‘Product Security Alerts, Stories and Remembers’ web page the place you’ll be able to verify the main points.

Nonetheless, OPSS can be warning that unscrupulous sellers could also be badging these harmful merchandise below a wide range of model names.

In consequence, the general public are being requested to be further vigilant and verify the design of any heated hairbrushes of their house, colored black and pink (see picture). The best step is to verify if the producer’s title and tackle is on the product itself. If it’s not, then shoppers should cease utilizing them instantly and phone the vendor.

This pressing warning to the general public has been issued by OPSS following its personal assessments of fashions it bought via on-line marketplaces in current weeks. All have been discovered to be non-compliant, and a quantity caught fireplace throughout testing. Since issuing the warning on July 9, OPSS has uncovered additional examples of this unsafe product on sale and brought motion to have them faraway from sale.

OPSS Chief Government Graham Russell mentioned:

“OPSS is issuing this additional warning to the general public as a result of we consider there’s actual hazard that these merchandise will trigger severe hurt if used. OPSS has been working across the clock to take down these merchandise since they have been first recognized however the a number of model names below which they’re offered means we’d like the general public to take further care.”

 

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