Vornado adds 1.75 million irons to recall due to fire threat

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The power cord can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards

Vornado Air of Andover, Kan., is adding about 1.75 million Steamfast Home & Away Travel Steam Irons to its earlier recall.

The power cord can become damaged near the cord bushing, which can lead to overheating of the cord, posing fire and burn hazards.

In addition, cord damage near the bushing can result in exposed copper wires, posing a shock hazard.

The firm has received a total of 74 reports of incidents, including 18 additional reports of the iron’s power cord smoking, sparking, catching fire, or overheating at the power cord, or of the power cord becoming damaged. It also has received two reports of minor shocks.

This recall expansion involves all Steamfast brand Home and Away Travel Steam Irons with model numbers SF-717, SF-720 and SF-727. The model numbers are printed on the back of the irons. Steamfast is printed on the white irons.

The irons, manufactured in China, were sold at Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Vornado.com, Steamfast.com and other websites from January 2009, through September 2023, for between $13 and $30.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled irons and visit the Steamfast or Vornado website to register for the recall and receive a refund or a free replacement iron.

Consumers may contact Vornado toll-free at (866) 827-3362 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online at www.steamfast.com/recalls/travelirons to start a recall submission.

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