A <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">product recall of about 5,700 Convertible Clothes Irons has been implemented, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
The defective irons, which were manufactured in China, were distributed by Sunbeam Products Inc., Boca Raton, Florida.
The recalled irons can overheat and cause a fire due to a wiring issue, which poses a risk of burn injury to consumers. To date, Sunbeam has received 17 reports of irons overheating and three reports of irons catching on fire. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled defective product is the SunbeamÂ® Convertible Iron with model number of GCSBRS – 103. The Defective Iron is a blue and gray, hand-held garment iron that converts into a garment steamer. The model number can be found on the bottom of the Recalled Iron’s plastic base. The recalled irons have date codes C235 or C237 imprinted on the blade of the plug and on the bottom of the packaging.
The recalled irons were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond stores nationwide from June 2010 to November 2010 for about $60.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the Defective Irons and contact Sunbeam for a free replacement and notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Sunbeam can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.656.9708 at any time or at its website at www.sunbeamconvertible.com.