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Hi and welcome to JA. I am Ray and will be the expert helping you today.
You are probably correct here that this was one of the ones that had that had asbestos in it.Virtually all of these were discarded and there have been many hair dressers who have gotten cancer and related illnesses from these products.
Honestly it isn't worth your life here.I am sure you are attached to it but I would let this go here and get a new one that you know is safe.
From article above..
These dryers came from several different manufacturers, including Conair and Remington, and they made up approximately 90 percent of all annual domestic hairdryer sales. In 1979, when the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found that dryers from 11 major brands contained dangerous amounts of asbestos, each of the manufacturers issued a voluntary refund and return policy for the contaminated equipment. They all then discontinued production of asbestos-insulated dryers.
Again I would err on the side of caution and retire this one.It very likely had asbestos in it and is not in your health's interest to keep it around.
I appreciate the chance to help you today.
There is a class action suit with funding if anyone in your family gets Mesothelioma here from this--I hope this is not the case..
This was recalled for obvious reasons it was sold by Sears..
There was basically a total recall in 1979 which is the year you mention.All of these kinds of hairdryers were recalled.
There is big difference between one made in 1979 and 1989.You used 1979 as a date.If you don't know here I sure would toss it.It may have sentimental value but we are talking life and death here , Mesothelioma, no used hair dryer is worth your life.Unless you can verify that it was after 1980 when all of them from that date on are safe I would dispose of it.It is not worth your life.
And Sears sold these in 1979 it was a common brand and they were nice hair dryers.But again it is not worth your life if you cannot verify it was say 1980 and after here.
Yes Sears sold it, anything 1979 and before should be discarded for safety reasons, there was a recall but that has passed at this point.I think you have right idea to be safe here and discard it.Scary the tings that had asbestos in them.My father in law was a mechanic all brake pads and shoes had this at one time.He died of cancer no one knows if it was related but having that in the air everyday regularly put him at risk.I would get a new one here and be safe.