Black + Decker: Double Recall, 2 Million at Risk of Severe Burns

BLACK + DECKER just can’t seem to get it right. After an initial recall of their Easy Garment Steamer in November of 2022, another recall has been made on April 4, 2024 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the brand itself.

When hazards are discovered by the public this forces companies to address and remedy the issue. Despite the remedies made in the first recall in 2022, BLACK + DECKER has reported 317 incidents of hot water expelling from the recalled steamers, including 82 reports of burn injuries, seven of which were second-degree burns. 94 of these incident reports involved units that were repaired as part of the original recall or models featuring the updated design, including 19 burn injuries. The steamers at issues were sold between June 2021 and February 2024 in popular stores such as Walmart, Target, Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond and other stores nationwide, including online at,,,, and, and other online sites.

This has led the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Empower Brands (the parent company of BLACK + DECKER) to recall the defective and dangerous steamers completely. The remedy has now been changed to a refund for all units. Consumers, including those who received a replacement upper assembly as part of the November 2022 recall, should contact Empower Brands for a full refund. Over two million steamers are subject to the recall. The recall involves model numbers HGS011F, HGS011S, HGS011, and HGS011T. The model numbers are printed on the bottom of the steamer and on all sides of the color package.

If you of someone you know has been injured as the result of a burn involving a BLACK + DECKER Easy Garment Steamer, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-222-7211 or toll free at 1 800-870-9584. We will review your case for free and help you seek compensation for the injuries unnecessarily suffered as a result of BLACK + DECKER’s negligence.