Class Action Alleges Infiniti Hair Dryers Catch Fire, Cause Burns
Plaintiffs Emily Hergert and Julie McClanahan allege in the class action that they suffered wrist and forearm burns caused by sparks from their Conair Infiniti Pro Hair Stylers Series 259Y Hair Dryers.
“In each incident, the Dryers malfunctioned even though they were equipped with ‘safety plugs’ designed to recognize a change in the electrical current,” the complaint states. “In each case, the ‘safety plugs’ did not prevent the Dryer from sparking and causing injury.”
Hergert and McClanahan claim they would not have purchased their Conair Infiniti Hair Dryers had they known the products could spark, catch fire, or were otherwise defective. The class action seeks to represent Illinois residents who purchased the Infiniti Pro Hair Styler Series 259Y, including those who were injured because of the hair dryer between Feb. 24, 2019, and the present.
The lawsuit is: Emily Hergert, et al. v. Conair Corp., Case No. 2020L001943, in the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Hair Dryer Safety Tips
The CPSC and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) recommend the following safety rules for hand-held blow dryers:
- Before using a hair dryer, read all warnings and instructions.
- Unplug when not being used.
- Don't use a hair dryer while bathing.
- Don't place or store a hair dryer where it can fall or be pulled into a tub or sink.
- Don't drop or put a hair dryer into water or other liquid.
- Don't reach for a hair dryer if it falls into water or other liquid; unplug it immediately, and then remove it.
- Don't block the air openings of a hair dryer Don't place it on a soft surface, such as a bed or couch, during operation; air openings may be blocked and, also, you may create a risk of fire.
- Don't drop or insert anything into a hair dryer's openings.
- Keep air openings free of lint, hair and other matter.
- Don't use a hair dryer outdoors.
- Don't operate a hair dryer where aerosol or spray products are being used, or where oxygen is being administered.
- Don't use any attachments that aren't recommended by the manufacturer.
- Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
- If a hair dryer has been dropped into water or other liquid, if it doesn't work properly or if the cord, plug or other parts are damaged, discard it or take it to a service center for repairs.
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