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What’s the Problem With Mini Handheld Clothing Steamers?
This CPSC Recall  began on May 26, 2021, and affects Joy/JM-branded My Little Steamer and My Little Steamer Go Mini handheld steamers (red, purple and teal) and triangular steamer head, which use hot steam to take wrinkles out of garments and other fabrics.
“HSN has received 227 reports of hot steam spraying or leaking from the steamers, including 106 reports of burn injuries after the steamer spewed water” CPSC said. “These reports include eight reports of second-degree burns and six reports of third-degree burns.”
The handheld electrical appliance expels hot steam from a nozzle head to remove wrinkles from clothing and other delicate fabrics.
The clothing steamers were sold online in the standard (or deluxe) full-size My Little Steamer and My Little Steamer Go Mini. Recalled models have either a flat or triangular steamer head to remove wrinkles, and the name of the product is printed on the side of the unit.
The 5.4 million Little Steamers were sold individually online, on the HSN television network, and in Bed Bath & Beyond stores nationwide from January 2002 through December 2020 for between $10 and $30 alone or between $20 and $50 in combination sets.
Consumers who purchased recalled clothing steamers should immediately stop using them and contact HSN or Ingenious Designs LLC toll free for a full refund.
The CPSC Recall Number for these items is 21-138.
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My Little Steamer Class Action Settlement
If you purchased a recalled My Little Steamer Go Mini or Deluxe, you may qualify to participate in a class action lawsuit settlement reached with Ingenious Designs and other defendants over alleged product safety concerns.
The Class includes anyone who purchased a Joy/JM-branded My Little Steamer from Jan. 1, 2002, to Dec. 31, 2020.
Anyone who is a member of the settlement class is also covered by the recall of the steamers.
HSN reached this agreement in conjunction with the U.S. CPSC and Health Canada.
Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit alleged that HSN violated consumer protection laws, breached warranty, and had become unjustly enriched by selling the My Little Steamer, which was allegedly unsafe for consumers.
The Court has not yet ruled in favor of the plaintiff or the defendants. Both sides have agreed to the settlement in order to avoid the risks associated with ongoing litigation.
My Little Steamer Settlement Benefits
The benefits under both the Class settlement and recall agreement are identical, and Class Members may only file one claim per steamer.
No duplicate claims will be processed.
Class Members who file valid claims for My Little Steamers purchased from Jan. 2018 to Dec. 2020 will receive a full refund of the purchase price. Claimants must show proof of purchase, ownership, and destruction.
Class Members submitting valid claims, including proof of purchase, ownership, and destruction, for My Little Steamer Go Mini models purchased new between January 2015 and December 2017 will receive $8 for each unit.
Valid claims for My Little Steamer Deluxe models purchased between January 2015 and December 2017, accompanied by proof of purchase, ownership, and destruction, will result in a $12 cash refund.
Class Members filing valid claims on steamers purchased new before January 2015 or filing claims with no proof of purchase will receive an HSN voucher worth $8 for each unit for which proof of ownership and proof of destruction are provided.
The units must be defaced with a permanent and prominent marking, such as writing “RECALLED” or “DEFECTIVE” in black marker on the unit, and the unit’s electrical cord must be cut to make it inoperable. A clear, readable photo of the defaced unit or unit must then either be uploaded or attached with the claim form.
The defendants have stopped manufacturing, importing, distributing, and selling the My Little Steamer in the United States.
The deadline to opt out of or object to the settlement has passed.
There is no deadline for filing a claim.
Get a Free Steamer Lawsuit Evaluation With Our Lawyers
The Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in My Little Steamer Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new burn injury cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one suffered burn injuries from a My Little Steamer Clothing Steamer, you should contact our law firm toll free immediately for a free Little Steamer Class Action Lawsuit Evaluation. You may be entitled to a class action settlement by filing a class action lawsuit and we can help with a free case evaluation.