Lysol Steam Cleaning Mops Recalled

A large recall of about 162,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Lysol Steam Cleaning Mop, distributed by Conair Corp., of Stamford, Connecticut, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The hot water mixed with Lysol can forcefully spurt out and rupture the housing unit, posing a burn hazard and a laceration hazard to consumers from the broken housing unit. To date, Conair has received 14 reports of hot water forcefully spilling out of the water reservoir compartment, including two minor burn injuries to consumers who sought medical attention.

This recall involves the Lysol Steam Cleaning Mop by Conair, which was manufactured in China, with model numbers SM10L or SM10LR. The model number is printed on the bottom of the mop under the microfiber cloth. The recalled Lysol Steam Cleaning Mop by Conair was sold at department, drug, hardware, and home improvement stores and mass merchandisers nationwide and on the Internet from September 2006 through September 2009 for about $40.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled mop and contact Conair to receive a free replacement steam cleaning mop. Conair can be reached toll-free at 1-800-687-6916 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s Web site at www.conair.com/recallmop.

Imports from China have been making headlines in recent years; this recall is just one more of many other such issues on which we have been writing regarding this problem. In 2008, nearly 80 percent of all product recalls in the United States involved imports from China and involved products such as dog food, baby formula, toys with lead paint, and even pharmaceuticals like heparin that were found to be made with toxic materials and other counterfeit ingredients that have long been putting United States consumers at significant risk. Now, the ongoing Chinese drywall disaster involving imports from that country has been making headlines.

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