Report: Amazon removes sale of hair dryer shown on video shooting flames


A hair dryer manufactured in China has reportedly been pulled from Amazon after a viral video showed it shooting flames. A South Carolina woman posted the video on Facebook last month after she said she purchased the dryer online for less than $30.

“Talk about a bad hair day!” Erika Shoolbred posted on January 29. “My new hair dryer (more like hair fryer) from OraCorp on Amazon.com became a blow torch on its first use this morning.”

Amazon says blow dryer shown shooting flames is ‘no longer available’

“Oh my gosh. I can not freakin’ believe this,” the Spartanburg woman says in a second video. “Fire is coming out of the hair dryer.” Shoolbred said that she suffered a burn on her hand and contacted the manufacturer about the issue but did not hear back.

The hair dryer is question, Salon Grade Hair Dryer, is made by OraCorp, which still has several products for sale on its Amazon storefront.

When reached by Team Clark, a representative for Amazon said that the product was “no longer available.”

RELATED: See our recall section for more product news

How to know if you have a product liability claim

Depending on how serious the issue is, you may have a product liability claim. According to the Consumerprotectionlawfirms.com, the three most common product liability claims are:

  • Manufacturing Defect – When the quality of a product can be proved faulty due to its manufacturing.
  • Marketing Defect – When there is evidence that what the company promises or boasts is false based on the product’s instructions.
  • Design Defect – When a product is used as intended but turns out to cause bodily harm or is dangerous because of how it’s designed.

Scanning the comments on the Facebook post as well as similar hair dryers on Amazon, we see that many people have had similar issues with blow dryers that overheat. Have you ever experienced a malfunctioning product that led to a situation like this? If so, let us know in the comments.

RELATED: Apple may give rebates on battery replacements for some iPhone users



Next Up in Business

Wright State trustee: University’s next budget is a ‘recipe for disaster’
Wright State trustee: University’s next budget is a ‘recipe for disaster’

Wright State University will aim to add $3 million to its reserve fund next school year in its ongoing attempt to rebuild its finances. To do this, the university will have to make more cuts or increase revenue in the fiscal year 2019 budget. The university released some of the details of its fiscal year 2019 budget today, which trustees will consider...
5 amazing flight deals we found at local airports for summer travel
5 amazing flight deals we found at local airports for summer travel

It’s time to book your next vacation. Discount airlines flooded regional airports with cheap, new flights to destinations across the world. WOWair, Frontier Airlines and Allegiant Air added new flights in Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton — lowering airfare for eager travelers in the region. There are plenty of cheap flight options to...
Non-stop Paris flight set to begin this week from airport in region
Non-stop Paris flight set to begin this week from airport in region

Delta’s Indianapolis-to-Paris flight begins Thursday. Delta, with joint venture partner Air France KLM, last year announced that it will bring nonstop trans-Atlantic service from Indianapolis to its European hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle starting May 24, 2018. “Indiana and the Indianapolis metropolitan area have long been an important...
Stagnant population, lower wages a drag on area home building
Stagnant population, lower wages a drag on area home building

Dayton-area home-builders are building fewer homes, exacerbating an already chronic crunch in inventory. Builders identify several problems at work: Last winter was a relatively rough one — and more troubling — the Dayton area isn’t experiencing the growth in jobs, wages and population that other parts of the nation are seeing. &ldquo...
7 tips for males who manage or mentor females
7 tips for males who manage or mentor females

It's a sensitive time in this #MeToo era. As Peter J. Strauss described it in Forbes, "Over the past few months, there has been an important and long overdue national conversation surrounding the topics of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior in the workplace."  And while the movement has generated massive positive change, "...
More Stories