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Revlon hair dryer model RVDR5018; label also says Helen of Troy
Personal Care
Grooming
Hair Dryers (1602)
Helen of Troy    
Revlon
RVDR5018
 
 
Hair dryer was plugged in and switch was set to off. The hair dryer turned on in the middle of the night. I woke up to the noise of the hair dryer running and to the smell of burnt hair. The unit had apparently been running for 20+ minutes, it was very hot to the touch. I unplugged it and put it outside to cool (and to get the smell out of the house). I noticed later that the switch was still in the off position, even though it was running.

Fortunately I woke up and discovered the malfunctioning appliance... otherwise the results could have been catastrophic.
1/24/2019
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Unknown
Unspecified
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Comment from Helen of Troy 3/27/2019
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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