The Office for Product Safety and Standards has issued an urgent warning about fake Dyson Airwraps.
Counterfeit Airwraps have been sold on eBay under the guise of being a genuine product.
The product listing said ‘Dyson Airwrap Complete Hair Styler Gift Edition Copper Gold £339’ and was sold by eBay seller nana_6036.
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It was described as a navy blue and copper-gold cylindrical styler with a twisted, heated end for styling hair in the form of a Dyson Airwrap and supplied with accessories and a carrying case.
However, the product has been identified as presenting a serious risk of electric shock.
The internal wiring of the product is inadequate with insufficient creepage distances and clearance distances.
If the wiring fails, the creepage distances and insufficient creepage distances may cause the product to become energized, which, if touched by a user, may result in an electric shock.
Insufficient creepage and creepage distances also pose a fire hazard.
The product therefore does not meet the requirements of the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016.
The listing has been removed by eBay and owners have been advised to immediately stop using this product.
The CTSI advised customers to contact the distributor they purchased from to request a refund.
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