Electric shock, fire and burns.
2336; X001DSHRJX; B096FY8LXP
Black and pink electric hair dryer and styler with black power supply cord and plug. Supplied in black cardboard packaging with ‘One Step’ branding and an image of the product on the face.
The product has been identified as presenting a risk of fire, burns and electric shock due to multiple safety defects. The product’s plug does not meet the dimensional requirements of the relevant standard (BS1363), presenting an electric shock hazard when plugging it in, or pulling it out of a mains electrical socket. The plug itself was incorrectly rated for the fuse (link) fitted and the rated power of the appliance, presenting a fire hazard. The mains plug was also not fitted with a fuse link conforming to the relevant standard (BS1362), and was incorrectly rated for the plug and supply cord fitted. Additionally, the mains supply cord was too thin, had excessive resistance and was protected by an incorrectly rated fuse link.
It is also possible to remove parts of the item by hand and without use of a tool, leaving access to single isolation mains wiring, presenting a risk of electric shock. The product also requires improvements to labelling, markings and instructions.
The product does not meet the requirements of the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 or the Plugs & Sockets (Safety) Regulations 1994.