You can thank U.S. Costums and Border Patrol for the fact that you won't blow your face off next time you're trying to blow your weave out. The Department of Homeland Security agency recently seized a shipment of potentially killer hair dryers at the Port of Miami.
The seizure was a part of a larger effort that also netted nearly 10,000 unsafe hair dryers in Los Angeles
. Unfortunately it wasn't give a cool name like Operation Anti-Frizz, or Hot Air Hold Down. Both the Miami and LA shipments had an estimated domestic value of "$229,998 with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $2,506,517." Talk about a markup.
So what made these hair dryers so potentially deadly? They lacked the proper shock protection, which mean contact with water could lead to electrocution for the user. Yikes.
Though, safety concerns aside, we're also glad that the CBP also kept these tacky ass models off the market
|Recently seized hair dryers. |
"Ensuring the safety of imported merchandise is a top priority for CBP," said Allen Gina, CBP's assistant commissioner for international trade said in a release. "The concerted targeting efforts of CTAC and the vigilance of CBP officers at our ports of entry will help ensure that products like hair dryers are safe for consumers and that substandard product from overseas does not reach store shelves."
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