HSN has recalled 5.4 million clothing steamers because they expel, spray or leak hot water and have severely burned users. The company reported 106 incidents of burn injuries, with eight people suffering second-degree burns and six people sustaining third-degree burns.
The steamers -- My Little Steamer and My Little Steamer Go Mini -- were made in China and sold online at HSN.com, over the HSN television network, in stores nationwide and also online through Amazon, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart and Lowes from 2002 through 2020.
If you or someone you know suffered a serious burn using one of these steamers, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Kline & Specter, PC, with more than 40 attorneys, five of them also medical doctors – the most at any law firm in the United States – has the experience and expertise to litigate severe burn injury and product liability cases.
The recall was announced in May 2021 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which advised that people immediately stop using the steamers, noting they pose “a serious burn hazard to consumers.” HSN was providing refunds to buyers.
The steamers are handheld electrical appliances that emit hot steam to remove wrinkles from clothing and other fabrics. They were sold in two sizes, the full-size My Little Steamer or the compact My Little Steamer Go Mini, with the name printed on the units. The recalled models have either a flat or triangular steamer head.
The CPSC said HSN received 227 reports of hot water spraying or leaking from the steamers, with the 106 injuries reported.
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