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Millions of Clothing Steamers Recalled for Risk of Serious Burn Injuries

Online store has recalled more than 5 million clothing steamers after a series of burn injuries resulted in a class-action lawsuit. According to a news report, more than 100 people reported being burned by spraying or leaking hot water from defective steamer products called My Little Steamer and My Little Steamer Go Mini.

Millions of the devices have now been recalled as part of the settlement in a class-action lawsuit against Ingenious Designs, an importer and subsidiary of HSN. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) also issued an alert about these potentially dangerous products.

Severe Burn Injuries Reported

The clothes steamers are handheld electrical appliances that use hot steam emitted from a nozzle head to remove wrinkles from garments and other fabrics. The steamers were sold in standard (or deluxe) full-size My Little Steamer or compact-size My Little Steamer Go Mini.

The recalled steamers were sold individually or in combination sets, and produced in various colors including black, white, red, purple, and teal. CPSC said HSN has received 227 reports of hot water spraying or leaking from the steamers, including 106 reports of burn injuries. These reports include eight claims of second-degree burns and six cases of third-degree burns.

Recall Details

The recalled models have either a flat or triangular steamer head and the product’s name is printed on the side of the unit. CPSC said 5.4 million of the steamers were sold in the United States at and on the HSN television network. They were also sold at retail stores nationwide, including Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, and Lowes, as well as online on They were sold from January 2002 through December 2020 for between $10 and $30 individually and between $20 and $50 in combination sets.

People who bought these products between January 2018 and December 2020 can receive a full refund. Those who purchased them between January 2015 and December 2017 can receive a partial refund, while those who bought them before that time period can get a voucher. For more information, call 855-654-0942, or visit

Product Liability Issues

If you or a loved one has been injured due to these or other dangerous, defective, or recalled products, you may be able to file a product liability claim against the manufacturer seeking compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses. This recall is also an example of how a class-action lawsuit can bring facts about defective products out in the open and force a recall, especially about products that could result in serious consumer injuries. An experienced product defect lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and options better.


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