12:30 PM PDT, May 27, 2021
A company that sells clothing steamers nationwide is recalling more than 5 million handheld clothing steamers after reports of customers getting severely burned by the hot water leaking from the product, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reported.
There have been a reported 227 incidents involving hot water spraying or leaking from the steamers, including 106 reports of burn injuries from the Joy/JM-branded My Little Steamer and My Little Steamer Go Mini products, according to the USPC notice.
Eight of the reports included second-degree burns and six reports of third-degree burns, the USPC said.
The steamers have been sold by HSN, formerly known as Home Shopping Network, at HSN.com and on the HSN television network, in-store, and online by several notable retailers including Target and Lowes.
Consumers will receive a full refund for products purchased between January 2018 and December 2020, and a partial refund for products bought between January 2015 to December 2017.
The recall comes as part of a settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed last year.