New federal safety rules were established for hand-supported hair dryers by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The lack of protection has been identified as a hazard by consumers. Hair dryers in violation of the new standard will be recalled or shipments may be stopped. These types of dryers are usually in bathrooms, and near sources of water. The risk of shock and electrocution is too high. An immersian protection devices has contribued to a decrease in electrical shock. Current industry standards require this device be incorporated with a hair dryer.
According to news reports, the CPSIA says that a “substantial product hazard” is a product defect that creates substantial risk of injury to the public. As a Lewistown auto accident lawyer, I hope that nobody is adversely affected by this product. If you or a loved one were hurt by a defective product, discuss your case with a Lewistown personal injury attorney who can evaluate your claim, assess your case, help defend your rights, and answer any legal questions you have concerning your case.Tweet