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Revlon Turbo Lightweight 1875 W Hair Dryer, Model RV473
Personal Care
Grooming
Hair Dryers (1602)
Helen of Troy    
Revlon
RV473
 
 
After using the dryer, it was turned off, and returned to the cabinet drawer in which it is kept (outlet inside cabinet). About 1-2 minutes later, it could be heard ON at full force. When we opened the drawer, to find it on, smoking heavily from the handle, with visible sparks flying out from the switches in the handle.
5/26/2018
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Male
52 years
Yes
No
No
If there is a fire danger, people should know
No
Yes
Comment from Helen of Troy 8/15/2018
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. In that the product was disposed by the complainant, we were unable to fully analyze the allegations made in the submission.

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