Amazon Stops Selling Hair Dryer after Woman Discovers It Shoots Fire

Megalith

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A woman from South Carolina bought a hair dryer from Amazon that was actually a blowtorch in disguise: smoke and flames, rather than hot air, burst out of the nozzle when she switched it on. The "Salon Grade Hair Dryer" by OraCrop has since been pulled.

“Talk about a bad hair day! My new hair dryer (more like hair frier) from OraCorp on Amazon.com became a blow torch on its first use this morning. A small burn on my hand and an enormous smell to my master bath - the company has yet to respond to my complaint or videos,” she wrote in the post.
 

steakman1971

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Probably some cheap product that may not have a UL tag on it. Some of the stuff you can buy online is kind of scary. It might be cheaper - but I doubt she wanted to burn herself or set her house on fire.
 

Despotes

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3 sec vid? Just add fuel and a flame.
"Let me record myself as I turn on the hairdryer." SCREAMS set up.
 

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This is a good product! Not only does it dry your hair, it gives you a hair cut at the same time!
 

PaulP

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I suppose if some Styrofoam packing got mashed in there or something, this could happen. Maybe?
 
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