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CPSC, Tristar Products Inc. Announce Recall of Revised Design Steam Cleaner

Mar 9, 2004 |

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm listed below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed

Name of Product: Steam Buggy Deluxe

Units: 5,000

Manufacturer: Tristar Products Inc., of Fairfield, N.J.

Hazard: Hot water and steam can escape from the steam cleaner’s handle and inner hose, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received about 20 reports of hot water and steam escaping from the steam cleaner, including eight reports of scald injuries to the hands and arms.

Description: The recalled steam cleaner is blue plastic and measures about 12-inches long and 8-inches high. The 5.5-foot steam hose connects to the water reservoir and is sold with various cleaning attachments. Prior Recall: In March 2002, CPSC and Tristar recalled the Steam Buggy Deluxe to repair the internal hose connection. This recall only includes the revised design steam buggys, and not the units in the earlier recall.

Sold by: HSN LLP (Home Shopping Network) from June 2002 through September 2002 for about $129. Also, shipped as replacement units to consumers in the earlier recall between April and September 2002.

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