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The Dangers of Defective Clothes Steamers and Garment Steamers

A defective clothes steamer can be prone to spraying or leaking extremely hot or boiling water during use resulting in serious injury.

Does a steamer have to be recalled for there to be a legal case?

No. The fact that a product has not been recalled does not mean it is not defective. Unfortunately, there are likely millions of defective products on the market that have not been recalled.

Our firm recently handled a case involving a steamer made by Steamfast which resulted in a $230,000.00 recovery for burn injuries to our client. The case involved a Steamfast SF-447 Garment Steamer which has yet to be recalled.

Recalls Depend on Self-Reporting

Contrary to popular belief, governmental agencies are not testing every product on the market to ensure they are safe. Recalls largely depend on self-reporting from companies and consumers. For consumer products like steamers, businesses only have legal obligations to report in certain circumstances which are listed here. However, many defective products have not been reported to the appropriate governmental agency.

Clothes Steamer and Garment Steamer Recall

On May 26, 2021 Home Shopping Network (HSN) recalled about 5.4 million clothes steamer. You can read about the details of the recall here. The steamers were Joy/JM branded and the models included My Little Steamer® and My Little Steamer® Go Mini.

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    What is the Problem?

    The steamers were recalled because they were prone to expel, spray, or leak hot water during use. This posed a serious burn hazard to users.

    • The Steamers Are Linked to Burn InjuriesThere have been at least 227 reports of hot water spraying or leaking from the steamers and at least 106 of these reports included burn injuries. Defective steamers have been linked to many types of burns. The primary type of burn resulting from a defective steamer is a scald burn. Scald burns result from exposure to very hot water or steam. A burn injury is categorized by how severe the damage is. This is done by determining how many layers of the skin were penetrated.

    The different degrees of severity for a burn injury include:

    • First-degree burns.First-degree burns only affect the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin. First-degree burns cause symptoms such as redness, pain, and swelling. These burns usually heal on their own and rarely require medical attention.
    • Second-degree burns.Second-degree burns cause damage to the epidermis and part of the layer of skin underneath it, known as the dermis. These burns result in redness, swelling, blistering, and intense pain. Second-degree burns are generally treated without surgery, but they may require a skin graft in more severe cases.
    • Third-degree burns.Third-degree burns occur when all layers of the skin are destroyed, permanently damaging nerve endings, hair follicles, and sweat glands. A third-degree burn will likely require surgery and should always receive prompt medical attention
    What Should I Do?

    If you believe you have a defective clothes steamer or garment steamer, you should stop use immediately.

    Have you been injured by a defective clothes steamer or garment steamer?

    At Chubb Law, we have extensive experience representing people injured by defective clothes steamers and garment steamers. We have had great success reaching a settlement before going to court. However, if the defendant company is being unreasonable, we won’t hesitate to go to court. We won’t stop until you have received everything you are entitled to.

    If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective clothes steamer or garment steamer, please contact us immediately. We only get paid if we win your case. Call, text, or fill out a free case evaluation to discover what Chubb Law can do for you.

    How is Chubb Law different?

    We could list all the awards we’ve received or tell you how much better our results are than other law firms– but that’s not what makes us different. We are different because we truly care about our clients. Because we care, you won’t feel like you’re one of 10,000. You will feel heard and prioritized. You will feel confident in your legal team. You will feel like you’re in the right place.

    How much does it cost to start a case? I heard it’s free? How do you make money?

    It doesn’t cost anything to start your case and you will never pay us anything out of your own pocket. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us only if we win your case. Our fee comes in the form of a percentage of the settlement or verdict amount we obtain.

    Do I really need an attorney or should I just work things out with the insurance?

    We tell people all of the time, “if insurance companies would just treat people right there would be no need for what we do.” Unfortunately, most of the time insurance companies don’t treat people right. The only way to ensure you are protecting your rights is to consult with an attorney.

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