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electric curling iron
Personal Care
Grooming
Hair Curlers, Curling Irons, Clips & Hairpins (1682)
Helen of Troy    
Revlon
rv051
 
 
Target
Virginia
8/15/2010
The curling iron was plugged into the wall outlet for two minutes. While holding the curling iron in her right hand she received a minor shock from her hand going down to her arm.

She noticed sparks comming from the barrel of the curling iron. She immediatley unplugged the curling iron from the wall outlet. There was a little hole burned through her sweater but no injuries were caused to her self.

She has discontinued the use of the curling iron and plans on contacting the firm.
3/31/2011
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Injury→Injury, No First Aid or Medical Attention Received
Unspecified
Female
Unspecified
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Comment from Helen of Troy 12/17/2012
Revlon licenses Helen of Troy to use the Revlon trademark on its appliances. Revlon's license agreement requires that Helen of Troy design and manufacture the licensed products in accordance with applicable safety and quality standards of the industry, comply with all applicable laws and regulations of any governmental or administrative body, and have all licensed products manufactured according to the standards of the Underwriters’ Laboratories, an independent organization that sets standards for and certifies the safety of electrical appliances. Helen of Troy acknowledges receipt of the submission. We are in the process of investigating the allegations made in the submission.

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