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Spectrum Brands, Inc., is recalling about 518,500 BLACK+DECKER Model HGS011 Easy Garment Steamers after the company received hundreds of reports of hot water expelling from the steamer, including dozens of reports of severe burn injuries.
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What’s the Problem?

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, this recall affects BLACK+DECKER Model HGS011 Easy Garment Steamers with date codes 102ZJ through 210ZJ located on the plug blades. [1]

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 all sides of the color package, and UPCs 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.

What is the Black and Decker Steamer Used For?

The Black and Decker Steamer is designed to remove wrinkles with steam. The metal press plate acts like a clothes iron to press out wrinkles, and it’s infused with fabric softener to help condition fabrics and defend against wrinkles.

The scent attachment of the Black and Decker Steamer gives you the ability to choose perfumes and essential oils that diffuse through the steam. The locking trigger allows you to apply steam continuously or in small bursts.

The Black and Decker Steamer comes with 3 attachments for removing lint and steaming upholstery and delicate fabrics. The steamer’s press plate makes it easy to keep fabrics fresh and wrinkle-free.

Why Use a Steamer Instead of an Iron and Statistics

Steamers are faster than irons. There’s no ironing board to set up, fabrics can be steamed where they sit, and steamers heat up faster than irons.

Additionally, clothes steaming does not compress fibers so there is no damage to the fabric, whereas the pressing of hot metal from an iron can cause irreversible damage to clothing and fabrics.

The recall involves about 518,500 Black+Decker Model HGS011 Easy Garment Steamers.

There have been 241 reports of hot water expelling from the steamers, resulting in 32 reports of burn injuries, two of which were second-degree burns​

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Reference:

  1. https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2023/Empower-Brands-Recalls-Black-Decker-Garment-Steamers-Due-to-Burn-Hazard

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