H2O Mop Steam Cleaners Recalled for Burn, Shock HazardJul 17, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
More than half a million H2O Mop Steam Cleaners are being recalled by Thane International, Inc., of La Quinta, Calif.
According to the recall notice, the power cord on the steam cleaners can unexpectedly wear down and expose the wiring, posing a shock and burn hazard to consumers. Thane has received 10 reports of incidents involving shock injuries and eight reports of incidents involving burn injuries.
The H2O Mop is an electrically-powered appliance for cleaning a variety of floor surfaces that uses microfiber or disposable cloths on a cleaning head through which steam is dispersed. H2O Mops are white with a purple water tank with the “H20” and “M” symbol printed on the top of the cleaning head. The steam cleaners were sold directly to consumers by Thane through television infomercials; on the Web at www.thane.com; by QVC, through its televised shopping program; and by retailers nationwide from June 2007 through December 2008 for about $100.
The model numbers of affected units are 808.092 and OEM-TV-001. This recall only includes H2O Mops with the following reference numbers printed on the label on the back of the product: 200709198 to 200803148 or H20M1000 to M-H20M1198.
Consumers should immediately stop using recalled steam cleaners and contact Thane to receive a free repair kit. Thane is sending repair kits to all consumers who purchased recalled units directly from Thane.
For additional information, contact Thane anytime at (800) 485-0017 or visit the firm’s Web site at www.h2omopservice.com.