Another product manufactured in China has caused severe personal injury. We have heard about toys manufactured in China that are dangerous and now a curling iron made in China has permanently injured a hairdresser. The hairstylist filed a lawsuit against a Chinese curling iron company alleging she was electrocuted when the cord on her Helen of Troy commercial quality curling iron dislodged sending an electric shock through her. As a result of the electric shock, she was brain damaged. She also lost the ability to walk so is wheelchair bound, and lost feeling her one of her arms. The lawsuit filed on the hairdresser’s behalf states the curling iron manufacturer was negligent in failing to have certain safety features, including an adequate handle. The hairstylist hopes that in addition to receiving justice for her lost income and debilitating injuries, that the faulty curling irons will be recalled. It is reported that Revlon, Conair and Wahl Clipper Corp have issued national recalls of some curling irons because of the risk and dangers of electrical shock.
For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Defective and Dangerous Products.