The “illegals” in question are hair dryers, but hey, it’s a start:
President Obama’s border enforcement officials prevented over 13,000 dangerous hair dryers from entering the country, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) trumpeted today.
“U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized thousands of hair dryers recently that were determined to constitute a “substantial product hazard” under U.S. law, for failing to have adequate immersion protection,” DHS announced. “The potentially dangerous hair dryers were identified through a nationwide targeting operation by the CBP Import Safety Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center (CTAC).”
CBP seized the hair dryers at the ports of Los Angeles (9,768 hair dryers) and Miami (3,614) because they “lacked shock protection for consumers” in the event of the hair dryers’ immersion in water.
Why doesn’t the Justice Department/DHS let Mexican drug cartels run off with these?
The dryers were discovered after somebody phoned in a tip to the DHS’s “If you see a faulty hair care product, say something” line (1-800-DRYER-ZAP).