CPSC, Proctor-Silex Announce Recall of Steam Iron
PRODUCT: Steam Irons – Proctor-Silex of Glen Allen, Va., is voluntarily recalling approximately 970 electric steam irons. The recalled irons (model 17520) are made of purple and white plastic. The "Proctor Silex" trademark is displayed on the side in white letters. The iron was packaged in a white cardboard box with gray lettering, labeled, in part, "EASY PRESS IRON….Model 17520…..Series A1320." The model number 17520 and the series number are located on the back side of the iron, at the bottom. Shopko and Auchan stores sold these irons from May 2002 through June 2002 for about $18. They were manufactured in China.
PROBLEM: The circuit board inside the steam iron can ignite and present a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the iron immediately and call the company toll-free to arrange for a free replacement. For more information, contact Proctor-Silex toll free, at (800) 672-5872, 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
How to Tell if Your Iron is Being Recalled
Check the bottom of the iron for the model and series numbers.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov.
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