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Hair Dryer-Revlon Appliance, Model RVDR5034, Type RD487NBL
Personal Care
Grooming
Hair Dryers (1602)
Helen of Troy    
Revlon
Model RVDR5034, Type RD487NBL
 
 
Walmart
Unspecified
3/2/2015 This date is an estimate
Hair Dryer-Revlon Appliance, Model RVDR5034, Type RD487NBL
Hair Dryer was plugged into a ground fault outlet. On/Off switch failed to completely turn the device off after use.
This was not noticed because the motor was running so slowly. I returned home hours later to find the house filled with smoke and fumes. The ground fault outlet had tripped, luckily preventing a fire from starting.
3/8/2019
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Unknown
Unspecified
Yes
No
No
No
No
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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