Though not the biggest electric tweezer scam, this was certainly one of the most brazen and most prolific on the web.
2001 update: In April 2001, GHR "inventor" Judith Stephens became a little less prolific. Her business associate "Katherine Cook" removed several GHR promotional sites residing on wow-me.com and webspinner.net.
2002 update: In January 2002, most GHR sites went offline, except promotional material remaining on Kitty’s Consumer Beware.
Address: 5915 Peeler Street Dallas, TX 75235
Phone: 214-893-4471 or 800-833-4471
Owner: Judith Stephens
email: firstname.lastname@example.org (general info), or email@example.com (sales)
Old information (GHR moved March 2001)
Address: 4300 North Central Expressway, Suite 109, Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: 214-827-4471 or 800-833-4471
Address: 2727 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas TX 75235
Stephens Manufacturing sells two models of DC electric tweezers:
Guaranty Hair Removal System (GHR)
Smooth n’ Silkie
I have extensive information on the fraudulent claims and unethical practices of this company:
Clinical studies and reviews disputing GHR claims
The US Food and Drug Administration’s position on GHR
False and misleading promotional claims by GHR
GHR "inventor" Judith Stephens: portrait of a quack
Judith Stephens loses lawsuit and files bankruptcy