Xtava is recalling nearly a quarter-million Allure and Allure Pro 2200W hair dryers. The hair dryer and power cord can overheat and catch on fire, posing fire, burn and electrical shock hazards. Contact Xtava toll-free at 877-643-8440 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or online at www.xtava.com.  

The company received 193 reports of the hair dryers or power cords overheating, melting, exploding or catching fire, including 18 reports of burns and two reports of a minor electrical shock, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. The federal agency reported that four of the burn incidents resulted in a blister to the hand, wrist or finger. One consumer reported a severe burn.

The dryers were sold online at Amazon.com, eBay.com, Walmart.com, Xtava.com, Groupon.com and other websites from October 2014 through August 2018.