Remington Hot Rollers Danger of Burns Class Action

Spectrum Brands, Inc. makes Remington Hot Rollers, a hair curling product. The complaint for this class action alleges that the product is defective and dangerous, because the rollers heat up to high temperatures and the “cool touch ends” fall off.

The set has an indicator light that purportedly shows when the rollers are the correct temperature for use. Each roller has “cool touch ends” that are meant to allow the user to handle the hot rollers without burning her fingers.

However, the complaint says, “In reality, these Hot Rollers are manufactured and sold with latent defects that cause the Hot Rollers to heat to unreasonably unsafe temperatures when operated as instructed … or detachment of the plastic end caps from the roller itself, thereby exposing consumers to dangerous skin contact with the hot plastic end, as well as to the metal underneath the plastic end cap.”

The American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) publishes a Standard Guide for Heated System Surface Conditions that Produce Contact Burn Injuries. This standard, the complaint says, “warns against skin contact with any metal that exceeds 44 ºC or 111 ºF, and acknowledges that the risk rises exponentially with each degree increase over 44 ºC.” The complaint also quotes the standard as saying, “If the surface temperature exceeds 70ºC [158ºF] and the surface is metallic, it may present a hazard regardless of the contact duration.”

Also, UL Standard 859 for Household Electric Personal Grooming Appliances, which should govern the hot rollers, sets a maximum temperature for molded material intended to be grasped by the hand at 90º.

However, the complaint claims that “the metallic portion of the roller, underneath the plastic end cap, heats to over 158ºF in 10 minutes, which is the period of ‘set time’ for rollers to heat up prior to use according to the in-box instructions…” Also, the “so-called plastic ‘Cool Touch Ends’ heat to a temperature of 187ºF after the 10-minute set time…”

The result? “When these purported ‘cool touch ends’ become loose and detach, they too expose consumers to unreasonable and dangerous risk of burn injury.”

The complaint quotes a May 2018 e-mail from Spectrum Brands to the plaintiff in this case: “Usually what we find when rollers lose their caps is that they have been overheated. The heating time for this setter is 3 minutes.” However, the complaint claims that this directly contradicts the time in the in-box instructions.

The complaint alleges breaches of warranties, negligence, and negligent failure to warn.

The Nationwide Injunctive/Declaratory Relief Class is all persons in the US who owned a Remington Ionic Conditioning Hair Setter, Model(s) H5600/H5600H between August 14, 2015 and August 14, 2019.

The Damages Class for this action is all persons in Pennsylvania who bought a Remington Ionic Conditioning Hair Setter, Model(s) H5600/H5600H between August 14, 2015 and August 14, 2019.

Article Type: Lawsuit
Topic: Consumer

Most Recent Case Event

Remington Hot Rollers Danger of Burns Complaint

August 14, 2019

Spectrum Brands, Inc. makes Remington Hot Rollers, a hair curling product. The complaint for this class action alleges that the product is defective and dangerous, because the rollers heat up to high temperatures and the “cool touch ends” fall off.

Remington Hot Rollers Danger of Burns Complaint

Case Event History

Remington Hot Rollers Danger of Burns Complaint

August 14, 2019

Spectrum Brands, Inc. makes Remington Hot Rollers, a hair curling product. The complaint for this class action alleges that the product is defective and dangerous, because the rollers heat up to high temperatures and the “cool touch ends” fall off.

Remington Hot Rollers Danger of Burns Complaint
Tags: Danger of Burns, Defective Product, Hot Rollers, Too-High Temperatures