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Hair dryer made by Revlon. Model RV473.
Personal Care
Grooming
Hair Dryers (1602)
Helen of Troy    
Revlon
RV473
AW002863
761318004738
 
 
Target
Michigan
1/10/2014 This date is an estimate
I was blow drying my hair with my brand new hair dryer (Revlon model RV473). I was using a large round brush, and pulling it through my hair with the hair dryer following the brush approximately 4 inches away from my hair. I did not pause or hold the dryer onto one spot, yet I smelled burning hair. I turned my head and behind my right ear, there was a spot the size of a half dollar that was melted, singed, and burned. I immediately turned off the hair dryer and brushed out the smoldering, smoky chunk of hair. I have contacted Helen of Troy and am waiting on a returned call.
1/18/2014
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Female
27 years
Yes
No
No
I contacted Helen of Troy and submitted a report, I'm waiting on a phone call back..
Yes
N/A
Comment from Helen of Troy 1/30/2014
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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