Hair straighteners recalled over electric shock risk

The Fast Hair Straightener Model: HQT 906 comes in a cardboard box

The Fast Hair Straightener Model: HQT 906 comes in a cardboard box

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Hair straighteners are being recalled over a risk of electric shock due to easily accessible live parts.

The Fast Hair Straightener Model: HQT 906 (pictured) is a hair straightening brush which is available online on sites such as Amazon and eBay.

The product is made in China

The product is made in China

Anyone who owns the product, which is made in China, is being advised to stop using it immediately and remove from the mains.

In a product recall posting on its website, Electrical Safety First said: “This product is dangerous, please stop using it immediately.”

The hair straightener/brush comes supplied in a cardboard box.

If you purchased the item from a UK seller and need further advice, Citizens Advice can help. If you bought your product from a company based inside the EU, European law will protect you. Contact the UK European Consumer Centre for more details. If you bought your product from a company outside the EU it is unlikely that UK or EU law can assist you.

The HQT 906 poses a risk of electric shock

The HQT 906 poses a risk of electric shock

If you are concerned about the safety of a product that does not appear on the recall list, we recommend you stop using it and make your concern known to the retailer, manufacturer or, if not known, your local Trading Standards office.

Further advice:

UK European Consumer Centre: www.ukecc.net

Citizens Advice: www.adviceguide.org.uk

Citizens Advice Helpline: 08454 04 05 06

Trading Standards: go to www.tradingstandards.gov.uk to find your local Trading Standards service.