Doug / 03-08-2011 / Defective products

Sunbeam’s Convertible Clothes Iron Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

According to ABC, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a product recall of 5,700 Sunbeam Products Inc. Convertible Clothes Irons. The agency warns of fire hazards and potential risk of burn injury.

Sunbeam’s convertible clothes iron might overheat and cause a fire due to a wiring issue. According to Sunbeam, seven reports came in about iron overheating issues and three reports consisted of Sunbeam’s convertible clothes iron catching on fire. The company has not received reports of personal injuries.

The CPSC reports the Sunbeam Convertible Iron model number GCSBRS sold nationwide in Bed Bath & Beyond stores from June 2010 to November 2010. The blue and gray model is hand-held and turns from a clothes iron to a steamer. The products date codes C235 and C237 are visible on the blade of the plug and the bottom of the iron’s packaging. Additionally, the model number is visible on the bottom of the iron’s plastic base.

Sunbeam has asked consumers to stop using the recalled product immediately.

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