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Two Million Black+Decker® Garment Steamers Recalled by Empower Brands in Major Recall Expansion Due to Burn Hazard; Refund Now Offered – news today

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Name of Product:

BLACK+DECKER Model HGS011 Easy Garment Steamers

Hazard:

The steamers can expel, spray, or leak hot water during use, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Recall Date:

April 04, 2024

Recall Details

Description:

This recall expansion involves all BLACK+DECKER Model HGS011 Easy Garment Steamers, including those that were repaired as part of the previous recall in November 2022. The steamers were sold in a variety of colors. The name BLACK+DECKER is located at the base of the steamer. The steamer measures about 11 inches high by 6 inches wide, and has 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. 

Model UPC
HGS011F  0 50875 82840 7
HGS011S  0 50875 82839 1
HGS011  0 50875 82838 4
HGS011T 0 50875 00272 2

Incidents/Injuries:

Since the recall was announced in November 2022, Empower Brands has received 317 reports of hot water expelling from the recalled steamers, including 82 reports of burn injuries, seven of which were second-degree burns. 94 of these incident reports involved units that were repaired as part of the original recall or models featuring the updated design, including 19 burn injuries.  

Sold At:

Walmart, Target, Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond and other stores nationwide, including online at www.walmart.com, www.target.com, www.amazon.com, www.bedbathandbeyond.com, and www.blackanddeckerappliances.com from June 2021 through February 2024 for between $14 and $23.

Importer(s):

Spectrum Brands Inc., of Middleton, Wis., owns subsidiary Empower Brands LLC

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