Note: the business associated with this person, GHR/Stephens Manufacturing, is no longer in business. The information below is an archive.
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)
- GHR Personal
- Smooth n’ Silkie
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