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DHS: 'CBP Stops Thousands of Unsafe Hair Dryers'

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posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 06:16 PM
Very important indeed !

National security was at stake.

Actually they seem to have an insulation problem and if dropped in water, you could get electrocuted.

I'm glad to see the DHS is doing their jobs.

President Obama's border enforcement officials prevented over 13,000 dangerous hair dryers from entering the country, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) trumpeted today.

"U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized thousands of hair dryers recently that were determined to constitute a “substantial product hazard” under U.S. law, for failing to have adequate immersion protection," DHS announced. "The potentially dangerous hair dryers were identified through a nationwide targeting operation by the CBP Import Safety Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center (CTAC)."

CBP seized the hair dryers at the ports of Los Angeles (9,768 hair dryers) and Miami (3,614) because they "lacked shock protection for consumers" in the event of the hair dryers' immersion in water.

Allen Gina, CBP's assistant commissioner for public trade, praised the CPB officers who helped seize the hair dryers. "The concerted targeting efforts of CTAC and the vigilance of CBP officers at our ports of entry will help ensure that products like hair dryers are safe for consumers and that substandard product from overseas does not reach store shelves," he said.

DHS: 'CBP Stops Thousands of Unsafe Hair Dryers'

“This is another example of how U.S. consumers benefit from the close collaboration between CPSC investigators and CBP officers at some of the largest U.S. ports of entry,” said Carol Cave, CPSC’s Director of the Office of Import Surveillance. “Using data provided by CBP, CPSC is able to target and interdict dangerous and violative consumer goods before they enter the stream of commerce.”

last year, they seized $51 million worth of counterfeit perfume too !!

posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 06:51 PM
reply to post by xuenchen

DHS saves the day again

Maybe next time they might accidentally thwart a false flag

posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 06:57 PM
sounds like they dont like some one or country.
or some one forgot a back hander.

are they from China? Iran?

posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 07:42 PM
Thanks to CBP the women of America can now rest assured that they can safely take a bath and dry their hair at the same time. I suppose this is something that those in the employ of CBP do on a regular bases, taking a bath with an electric hair dryer. OOOOOK, and do you toast your bread too while taking a bath with the toaster???

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