In a recent article, we talked about the dangers of Asbestos-containing hair dryers. We also talked about Class action lawsuits and Amazon’s return policy. And finally, we discussed Conair’s Infiniti Pro Hair Styler Series 259Y. Then, we discussed the safety features of the Conair Infiniti Pro Hair Styler Series 259Y and the potential for Class action lawsuits.
Conair Infiniti Pro Hair Styler Series 259Y
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Conair regarding a defective blow dryer, the Infiniti Pro Hair Styler Series 259. This model, which was manufactured between February 24, 2019, and April 1, 2019, is still on the market and has been causing injuries to consumers worldwide. It was discovered that the Infiniti Pro hair styler is prone to sparks, and this is one of the reasons why consumers are suing for compensation.
A class action lawsuit filed against Conair alleges that the Infiniti Pro hair styler, model series 259Y, triggered burns and caught fire. The women claim that Conair knew of the defect in the product, but failed to warn consumers about the potential for injury. They are seeking damages of more than $50,000, as well as the costs of a jury trial.
Asbestos-containing hair dryers
Asbestos-containing hair dryers were widely used in the 1970s and 1980s when heat-resistant and chemical durability were important considerations. Asbestos is a known carcinogen, and even a small amount of asbestos in the air can cause several deadly diseases, including mesothelioma, a form of aggressive cancer. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) performed a study in 1979 to determine the amount of asbestos contained in hair dryers. The NIOSH conducted the study on behalf of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Despite these risks, it is still possible to find hair dryers with asbestos on the market. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted a test survey of 30 hair dryers that contained asbestos. In the study, Dr. Nicholson, an expert in asbestos health risks, found that hair dryers could emit up to 50 percent of the fibers, which are similar to dust particles.
Class action lawsuits
A recent class action lawsuit alleges that Conair hair dryers pose a dangerous fire hazard due to a design defect. The lawsuit applies to the 1875-watt Infiniti Pro hair dryer sold by Conair since Aug. 15, 2009. The lawsuit claims that consumers can recover compensation for injuries caused by fire. In addition to the Infiniti Pro hair dryer, many other consumers also claim that their Conair dryers are faulty.
Although there have been some studies that suggest that hairdressers have a higher risk of developing cancers, these studies have been inconsistent. Instead, more studies have been conducted, which have been more focused on actual exposure hazards. For example, in a case report published in 2015, a cosmetologist developed peritoneal mesothelioma after using hair dryers containing asbestos daily for seven years. Additionally, a 2009 scientific review concluded that hairdressers have a 30% higher risk of developing lung cancer than the general population.
Amazon return policy
A hairdryer fire lawsuit against Amazon alleges the online retail giant has a return policy that does not protect consumers from electrocution and the risk of burns. The company is responsible for selling hundreds of thousands of hair dryers that fail to protect users from electrocution and fire. Despite these concerns, Amazon has refused to issue a refund on any of the products, and some users have filed claims against the company.
In 2016, a woman named Wendy Weintraub purchased a $200 hair dryer on Amazon and was left without a home after the fire. She hadn’t had any problems with the product before but was shocked to find it was faulty. The fire caused major damage to her home and her insurance company sued the manufacturer and Amazon. Amazon has denied liability, arguing that it is simply a middleman in many purchases.
Amazon’s response to the recent spate of hair dryer fire lawsuits is a mixed one. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is suing the online retailer for failing to properly inspect and test its products, which the agency says could be dangerous. Amazon has removed many of the recalled products from its website and notified shoppers. However, the lawsuit claims that nearly 400,000 hair dryers are still without mandatory flammability protection.
Despite a strong response from Amazon, CPSC is not satisfied with the company’s handling of the matter. In one case, nearly 400,000 hair dryers sold on Amazon did not have a water-resistant plug, while nearly two4,000 hair dryers were not equipped with carbon monoxide detectors. In another case, a child’s pajamas and nightgowns failed to comply with fabric safety standards, and several products were recalled in response to the fires.