What's the Problem?
This recall affects BLACK+DECKER Model HGS011 Easy Garment Steamers with date codes 102ZJ through 210ZJ located on the plug blades, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission .
"The steamers can expel, spray or leak hot water during use, posing a burn hazard to consumers," CPSC said. "Empower Brands has received 241 reports of hot water expelling from the steamer, including 32 reports of burn injuries, two of which were second-degree burns."
The recalled steamers were sold in a variety of colors, and feature the name BLACK+DECKER at the base of the device. The steamers measure about 11 inches high by 6 inches wide and have a large handle. The model numbers are 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.
Affected Black and Decker Steamers were sold online and at Walmart, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and other stores nationwide from June 2021 through September 2022 for between $16 and $23.
If you purchased a Black and Decker Steamer that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact Empower Brands to receive a free replacement upper assembly for their steamer.
This recall began on November 3, 2022.
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