When we go to a store in Phoenix to make a purchase or when we order an item online, we often do not even contemplate the fact that some products are dangerously defective. The following is one example of a product that was eventually recalled after more than 100 people were injured by it.
Handheld clothing steamer recalled
The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently recalled approximately 5.4 million handheld clothing steamers after over 100 individuals who used the product suffered burns. The Joy/HM-branded My Little Steamer and My Little Steamer Go Mini were sold by HSN on television and over the Internet. However, the product was defective and caused 106 people to suffer burn injuries. Some of these burns were severe. There were eight reports of individuals suffering second-degree burns while using the steamer and there were six reports of individuals suffering third-degree burns while using the steamer.
Did the recall come too late?
The recall of the defective steamer is part of a settlement between HSN and consumers involved in a class-action claim against HSN. Per the Consumer Product Safety Commission those who bought the defective steamer between January 2018 and December 2020 can receive a full refund. Those who bought the defective steamer between January 2015 to December 2017 are eligible for a partial refund. Unfortunately, the recall came too little too late for those who were injured by the defective steamer.
Determine your legal options if you are injured by a defective product
It is unfortunate that defective products land in the hands of consumers, but it happens on a regular basis. If you have been injured by a defective product you will want to consider all your legal options for compensation including whether it is possible to pursue a product liability claim with the help of an attorney.