Vornado recalls 2 million handheld garment steamers

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The garment steamers can expel hot water from the steam nozzle

Vornado Air of Andover, Kan., is recalling more than 2 million Steamfast, Vornado and Sharper Image-branded handheld garment steamers sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The garment steamers can expel hot water from the steam nozzle while heating or during use, posing a serious burn hazard.

The firm has received 122 reports of hot water spraying or spitting from the steam nozzle, including 23 reports of burn injuries.

This recall involves three different brands of handheld garment steamers: Steamfast model numbers SF-425, SF-435, SF-440, SF-445, and SF-447; Vornado model number VS-410; and Sharper Image model number SI-428.

The recalled steamers were sold in the following colors: SF-435 (white, black, light pink, hot pink, sage green, orange, and teal blue); SF-425, SF-440, SF-445, SI-428, and SF-447 (white); and VS-410 (black).

The steamers are handheld electrical appliances which use steam emitted from a nozzle to remove wrinkles from clothing and other fabrics.

The brand name appears on the side of each unit and on a label located on the bottom of the steamer. The model number also appears on the label.

The garment steamers, manufactured in China, were sold at Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Vornado.com, sihomecomfort.com, Steamfast.com and other websites from July 2009, through January 2024, for between $14 and $35.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled garment steamers and contact Vornado for a full refund or free replacement handheld garment steamer, depending on model.

Consumers may contact Vornado toll-free at( 88) -240-2768 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online at https://vornadohhgsrecall.expertinquiry.com/ for more information.

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