A half million Black+Decker garment steamers recalled

Photo source: CPSC

The steamers can expel, spray or leak hot water posing a burn hazard

Empower Brands is recalling about 518,500 Black+Decker Easy Garment Steamers.

The steamers can expel, spray or leak hot water during use, posing a burn hazard.

The firm has received 241 reports of hot water expelling from the steamer, including 32 reports of burns, two of which were second-degree burns.

This recall involves Black+Decker ModelHGS011 Easy Garment Steamers with date codes 102ZJ through 210ZJ located on the plug blades.

The steamers were sold in a variety of colors with the name Black+Decker located at the base of the steamer.

The steamer measures about 11 inches high by 6 inches wide and has a large handle and model numbers printed on the bottom of the steamer and on all sides of the color package, and UPC codes are printed on the sides, back and bottom of the color package.

Only steamers without a green dot on the bottom of the package or a notched triangle on the underside of its upper assembly are included in this recall.

A list of the recalled steamers may be found here.

The steamers, manufactured in China, were sold at Walmart, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and other stores nationwide, including online at www.walmart.com, www.target.com, www.bedbathandbeyond.com and www.blackanddeckerappliances.com from June 2021, through September 2022, for between $16 and $23.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled steamers and contact Empower Brands to receive a free replacement upper assembly.

Consumers may contact Empower Brands at (800) 990-5298 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CT), Monday through Friday, by email at hgsrecall@brandprotectplus.com or online at www.prodprotect.com/recall for more information.

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