Hair dryers fail test for emitting too hot air

About one-fourth of hair dryers tested by the city's consumer council have excessive high blowing temperature, which causes harm to hair.

About one-fourth of hair dryers tested by the city's consumer council have excessive high blowing temperature, which causes harm to hair, officials said on Friday. 

The Shanghai Consumer Council tested 22 hair dryers with prices ranging between 121 yuan (US$17.92) and 2,965 yuan. Among them, the blowing temperature of five was above 100 degrees Celsius, which is considered harmful, according to the council. 

These included brands of Tuft, Wik, Confu, T3 and Yours, and they were bought from online markets Tmall, Suning Yigou and JD, according to the council.

China's industry standards on hair dryers state that the temperature at 25 millimeters from the air outlets of hair dryers should be below 100 degrees.

All these hair dryer samples have the function of negative ion release, which can reduce the static electricity of hair and make hair smooth. 

However, the negative ion function of a hair dryer of Confu went abnormal after simulation test, according to the council. 

The council advised consumers use hair dryers with intelligent temperature sensing technology and keep a distance of about 15 centimeters between the outlets of hair dryers and hair to protect hair.

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