HSN Recalls 5.4 Million Clothing Steamers After More Than 100 Burn Injuries

Following more than 100 injury reports involving consumers suffering burns from water spraying or leaking from “My Little Steamer” products sold through Home Shopping Network (HSN), about 5.4 million of the clothing steamers are being recalled.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a HSN clothing steamer recall on May 26, following at least 227 reports of hot water unexpectedly spraying from the steamers, causing varying degrees of burn injuries.

The recalled products include Joy/JM-branded “My Little Steamer” and “My Little Steamer Go Mini” handheld clothing steamers. The appliances are designed to be filled with water and contain electric heating elements which emit steam from a nozzle head. The devices are used to apply steam to clothing and fabrics to remove wrinkles.

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According to CPSC officials, of the complaints involving hot water spraying or leaking from the devices, 106 burn injuries have been reported, including eight incidents which resulted in second-degree burns and six reports of third-degree burns.

The steamers were sold in either the standard full-size My Little Steamer or the compact-size My Little Steamer Go Mini. The appliances were sold both individually or in combination sets in a variety of colors, including black, white, red, purple, and teal.

The steamers were manufactured in China under Ingenious Designs LLC, of Ronkonkoma, New York. They were sold online at HSN.com and on the HSN television network, as well as in-stores nationwide, or online at various retailers, including Amazon, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, and Lowes from January 2002 through December 2020 for between $10 and $30 individually and between $20 and $50 in combination sets.

CPSC officials indicate the recall impacts an estimated 5.4 million units distributed for sale throughout the United States and another 14,300 sold in Canada.

The CPSC and manufacturers instruct customers to stop using the recalled steamers immediately and to contact HSN at 855-654-0942 for information on how to receive a full refund for the units purchased from January 2018 through December 2020, and a partial refund for purchases between January 2015 and December 2017. Those who purchased devices prior to January 2015 will receive a voucher.

4 Comments

  • PatriciaJune 15, 2021 at 1:37 am

    It never worked for me took to long to steam kept putting in water.steam and water came out on my clothes .stop using.

  • nancyJune 14, 2021 at 9:34 am

    My husband bought the set for me. I gave the bigger one to family member and kept small one. I was in a hurry for work and saw a crease on sweater. Popped steamer under and recieved 3rd degree burns. Still feel the scar tissue. My fault, just wasn't thinking. Just wouldnt want any one to go through that.

  • stephanieJune 10, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    I used the steamer three times the third time I used it I got burned on my arm and still have the scar on my fore left arm . I never used it again .

  • VelmaJune 9, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    I brought two of them.They did not work well. The water was very hot. I stop using mine.

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