OTTAWA – Health Canada has issued a recall for select hair dryers due to a potential defect found in the products.

The department said Testarossa TST65C Professional Hair Dryers sold at Costco stores across Canada are affected by the recall.

Health Canada said the cracking or failure of the screw boss on the dryers may result in small plastic or metal coming loose and potentially ejecting from the item during usage.

Around 57,000 units of the dryers were sold from July 2011 to March 2012.

The recall involves Testarossa professional hair dryers identified by model TST65C and UPC code 068459 060419.

The model number can be found near the certification label on the handle of the hair dryer. The date code can be found on the plug prong and those included in this recall are: 0511YL, 0611YL, 0711YL and 1111YL.