GHR/Stephens Manufacturing (WARNING!)

Stephens Manufacturing

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.

Contact information

Address: 5915 Peeler Street Dallas, TX 75235
Phone: 214-893-4471 or 800-833-4471
Owner: Judith Stephens
website: http://www.hairfree.com/
email: [email protected] (general info), or [email protected] (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
Fax: 214-826-8576
Address: 2727 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas TX 75235
Phone: 214-350-4471
Phone: 214-826-4471

Available devices

Stephens Manufacturing sells two models of DC electric tweezers:

Guaranty Hair Removal System (GHR)

GHR Personal

Smooth n’ Silkie

Notes

I have extensive information on the fraudulent claims and unethical practices of this company:

Clinical studies and reviews disputing GHR claims

Schuster 1992: shows electric tweezer energy doesn’t reach hair root (WITH PHOTOS)

van Orden 1998: observes that hair is a poor conductor

LeMaster 1990: observes that hair is a poor conductor

Review and comments on hair conductivity tests (Feughelman)

The US Food and Drug Administration’s position on GHR

FDA: no evidence to show electric tweezers are permanent

FDA: GHR not equivalent to needle electrolysis

FDA: GHR status not invalidated by reclassification

GHR cited by FDA for violations (text)

GHR cited by FDA for violations (scan)

False and misleading promotional claims by GHR

GHR "studies" stolen verbatim

GHR: a copycat device

GHR’s many promotional websites

GHR’s ties to "consumer site" consumerbeware.com

GHR historical timeline

GHR "inventor" Judith Stephens: portrait of a quack

Judith Stephens’ bogus credentials

Is "Katherine Cook" one of Judith Stephens’ many assumed names?

Judith Stephens loses lawsuit and files bankruptcy

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