Sunbeam Recalls Convertible Clothes Iron

On February 3rd, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with SunBeam Products, Inc, announced a voluntary recall of the Convertible Steam Iron pictured here.

What does this mean for you?

The name of this recalled product is “Convertible Clothes Iron” and consumers should stop using this product immediately, as there is some potential for the iron to overheat and cause a fire, due to a wiring issue.

Description: The recalled product is the Sunbeam® Convertible Iron with a model number of GCSBRS – 103. It is a blue and gray, hand-held garment iron that converts to a garment steamer. The model number can be found on the bottom of the iron’s plastic base. The recalled irons have date codes C235 or C237 imprinted on the blade of the plug and on the bottom of the packaging. Sunbeam has received 17 reports of irons overheating and three reports of irons catching on fire. No injuries have been reported.

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What should you do if you have purchased or presently own one of these recalled products?

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the irons and contact Sunbeam for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Sunbeam at (800) 656-9708 anytime or visit the firm’s website.