Vornado Steamfast Steaming Irons Recall Expanded to 1.75M Units Due to Fire Risks
Following a Vornado steaming iron recall issued earlier this year, officials have issued an expansion due to a risk that additional products may cause severe burns and other injuries for consumers, impacting approximately another 1.75 million steaming irons.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the Vornado steam iron recall on December 14, indicating damage to the power cord can cause the iron to overheat, potentially resulting in a fire or injury risk.
Vornado has received at least 24 new reports of the power cord overheating, including 18 new reports of the cord burning, smoking, sparking, or showing other signs of damage caused by excessive heat. Since the initial recall, at least two new incidents involving electric shock injuries have been reported by customers.
Vornado Steaming Iron Recall April 2023
The CPSC first announced the Vornado travel steam iron recall on April 27, impacting about 300,000 Steamfast Home & Away Travel Steam Irons, warning that damage to the power cord can cause the iron to overheat, potentially resulting in a fire or injury risk.
At the time of the recall, Vornado had received at least 50 reports of the power cord overheating, including at least 38 reports of the cord burning, smoking, sparking, or showing other signs of damage caused by excessive heat.
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Recall Expansion of Vornado Steaming Iron Recall
In the latest recall update, the manufacturer announced it has expanded the recall to include a total of 1.75 million Steamfast Home & Away Travel Steam Irons with model numbers SF-717, SF-720 or SF-727 that were distributed between January 2009 and September 2023. The affected irons with have the model number on the back of the white irons.
The recall expansion comes after the number of electric shock and overheating injuries have grown in recent months, impacting additional models that may be at risk of overheating. Officials warn that damage near the cord bushing area can cause the cord to overheat and catch on fire, or can leave the copper wires of the product exposed, which may shock or burn the user.
The recall expansion includes irons sold in the United States through major retailers including Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon.com, Vernado.com, and Steamfast.com for between $13 and $30. Approximately 9,000 additional were sold in Canada.
For more information on the recall or to register for the recall to receive a full refund, consumers can contact Steamfast or Vornado by phone at 866-827-3362 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. They can also visit www.vornado.com or www.steamfast.com , and click on “Product Recalls.”
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