On May 26, 2021, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that the HSN shopping network recalled 5.4 million handheld clothing steamers due to serious burn hazards.
The steamers are handheld electrical appliances that use hot steam emitted from a nozzle head to remove wrinkles from garments and other fabrics.
The CPSC issued notice that the Joy/JM-branded My Little Steamer and My Little Steamer Go Mini can expel, spray, or leak hot water during use, posing serious injury.
The steamers were sold online, the HSN network, and nationwide at various big box retailers including Amazon, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, and Lowes from January 2002 through December 2020.
The HSN shopping network received hundreds of reports concerning hot water spraying or leaking from the steamers. A little over a hundred of those reports reported serious burn injuries including second-degree and third-degree burns.
The steamers, which come in two different sizes and a variety of colors, were imported by Ingenious Designs, LLC, of Ronkonkoma, N.Y. which is owned by HSN. About 5.4 million units were sold in the United States and an additional 14,300 were distributed in Canada.
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a product defect, please contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-742-6009 or toll free at 1-888-261-8831.