Wahl Recalls Total Care Aerosol Cleaner Due to Burn Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–December 17, 2013. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: December 16, 2013
Recall number: 14-059

  • Wahl Total Care Six Ounce Aerosol Can
    Wahl Total Care Six Ounce Aerosol Can

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Total Care, Aerosol Cleaner, Lubricant & Coolant

Hazard:  Vapors from the propellant in the Total Care product can ignite upon contact with hair clippers, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:  Wahl at (800) 767-9245 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.wahl.com and click on Recall for more information

Recall Details

Units:  About 720,000

Description:  This recall involves Wahl Total Care products used to clean and lubricate hair clippers, trimmers and shavers. The product was sold in six ounce aerosol cans. The white label on the can reads “Wahl Total Care” and “Clipper, Trimmer, Shaver.” Model number 03772 is printed on the back of the can.

Incidents/Injuries:  Wahl has received three reports of incidents of the product igniting, including one report of minor burns.

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the Total Care product and contact Wahl for a replacement.

Sold at:  Meijer, Walmart and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from June 2009 to October 2013 for about $5.

Distributor:  Wahl Clipper Corp., of Sterling, Ill.

Manufactured in:  USA

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

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Source: cpsc.gov