Sun on Sunday pink hairdryer horror
ON May 1, the Sun on Sunday carried a front-page reader offer for a “FREE” pink travel hairdryer work £15. Private Eye explained how the dryers has been knocking about for a while, having been offered to News of The World readers back in July 2011. That paper closed. The dryers gathered dust. But they could be reused again because someone had the foresight to brand them with the logo for Fabulous, the NoW mag now inserted into the Sun on Sunday.
Happy days, then. No. On May 12, the Sun had news:
NEWS Group Newspapers (NGN) has identified a potential safety issue with the Fabulous Travel Hairdryer (Model number FB-0307A) offered for free in The Sun between April 29th and May 12th, 2012. Despite rigorous quality control procedures, it has been brought to NGN’s attention that in some instances this product may pose a risk of personal injury or even electrocution due to faulty wiring
Fingers can be burnt and heads fried because something has gone wrong with the Sun’s rigorous quality control procedures… We’ve heard that before…