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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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John Frieda® Professional Hair Care, Inc. Announces Voluntary U.S. Recall of a Blow Dryer Styling Spray, Frizz-Ease® 5-Minute Manager™

Monica Rowe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Stamford, CT -- August 12, 2004 -- John Frieda Professional Hair Care, Inc. announced today it is voluntarily recalling its Frizz-Ease 5-Minute Manager Blow-Dry Styling Spray, 6.7 fluid ounces (200 ml) pump spray. The voluntary recall was initiated after a complaint was filed and testing revealed the contaminating organisms as yeast and mold. The yeast has been identified as a member of Candida genus, a fungi found throughout the world and naturally occurring within the human body. This fungi may cause minor disorders (candidiasis) in normal healthy individuals such as diaper rash, vaginitis, conjunctivitis and infections of the nails and rectum. In immunocompromised patients more serious disorders may occur. The mold organism has not been identified.

The product recall is limited to the following lot codes: S025AS064 and S025AS065. The code is printed on the bottom of the bottle.

Frizz-Ease 5-Minute Manager bottles, not bearing the above codes, are not affected by the recall nor any other John Frieda Professional Hair Care Inc. products.

No illness has been reported, to date, in connection with this recall.

Consumers who purchased the recalled lots are urged to dispose of the product, and contact the Company's consumer relations department at 1-888-505-4254 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday EDST to receive a redemption coupon for its full value.

Consumers with questions may contact the Company's consumer relations department at 1-888-505-4254 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday EDST.

The recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


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