5 Million Handheld Mini Steamers Recalled Because Of Serious Burn Injuries

Consumer Goods

HSN, formerly Home Shopping Network, has recalled 5 million handheld clothing steamers sold under the product names, ‘My Little Steamer’ and ‘My Little Steamer Go Mini.’

The recall, announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is part of a class-action settlement, initiated after HSN received 227 reports of hot water spraying or leaking from the steamers, including 106 reports of burn injuries. 

According to PennLive.com, the reports include eight incidences of second-degree burns and six cases of third-degree burns.

The defendant named in the class-action is Ingenious Designs, LLC, an importer and subsidiary of HSN. The handheld clothing steamers are sold under the Joy Mangano brand. 

The Commission’s recall explains, per PennLive.com, that “The steamers are handheld electrical appliances (120V, 60Hz, 900w), which use hot steam, emitted from a nozzle head to remove wrinkles from garments and other fabrics. The steamers were sold in two sizes: the standard (or deluxe) full-size My Little Steamer or the compact-size My Little Steamer Go Mini. The steamers were sold individually or in combination sets in a variety of colors, including black, white, red, purple, and teal. Recalled models have either a flat or triangular steamer head and the name of the product is printed on the side of the unit.”

There are three tiers of compensation for customers who purchased the steamers. The compensation depends on the date when the device was purchased:

  • Between January 2018 and December 2020: Full refund
  • Between January 2015 and December 2017: Partial refund
  • Before January 2015: Voucher

For more information, call 855-654-0942, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET weekdays or go to www.SteamerRecallSettlement.com or www.hsn.com and click on recall.Joy Mangano My Little Steamer® Go Mini® Hand Steamer was also previously sold at big-box retailers and online, including Amazon, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, and Lowes. On Walmart.com, the device is listed as sold out.


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