POPULAR CLOTHING STEAMERS SOLD AT WALMART AND AMAZON RECALLED
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says Vornado is recalling 2 million handheld garment steamers over a serious burn hazard to consumers.
The agency said the recall involves Steamfast, Vornado and Sharper Image-branded handheld garment steamers.
The steamers, which were manufactured in China, were sold at popular retailers, including: Walmart, Amazon.com, and other websites from July 2009 through January 2024.
The recalled steamers cost between $14 and $35.
The commission said that the steamers posed a “serious burn hazard” to consumers.
“The recalled garment steamers can expel hot water from the steam nozzle while heating or during use, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers,” the commission said.
They said that Vornado had received 122 reports of hot water spraying or spitting from the steam nozzle, including 23 reports of burn injuries.
The recall involves three different brands of handheld garment steamers: Steamfast model numbers SF-425, SF-435, SF-440, SF-445, and SF-447; Vornado model number VS-410; and Sharper Image model number SI-428.
The recalled steamers were sold white, black, light pink, hot pink, sage green, orange, and teal blue.
Consumers were asked to immediately stop using the recalled garment steamers and contact Vornado for a full refund or free replacement handheld garment steamer, depending on model.
Call Vornado toll-free at (888) 240-2768 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday for more information.