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Joy-branded “My Little Steamer” Pulled from Market due to Serious Burn Hazard

By Burg Simpson
May 27, 2021
2 min read

A recent U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recall highlights the serious burn risk posed by a handheld clothing steamer designed to use hot steam to remove wrinkles from garments and other fabrics. On May 26, 2021 the CPSC announced that Home Shopping Network (HSN) is recalling the Joy-branded steamers, known as My Little Steamer and My Little Steamer Go Mini, after reports suggested users were burned by hot water releasing from the steamer. A steamer spraying or leaking hot water during use poses a serious burn hazard to users. Indeed, HSN has already received at least 227 reports of hot water spraying or leaking from the steamers, 106 of such detailing injuries. Further, HSN is aware of at least eight reports of second-degree burns and six reports of third-degree burns.

In response to the mounting reports linking the product with burn injuries, HSN recalled about 5.4 million of its Joy My Little Steamers and My Little Steamer Go Minis. The recalled steamers were featured online at and on the HSN television network. They were also sold at various retailers both in-store and online, including Amazon, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, and Lowes. The affected products were sold for between $10 and $50 from January 2002 through December 2020.

If you or a loved one has suffered burns or died while using a Joy My Little Steamer or My Little Steamer Go Mini, please contact one of the experienced product liability lawyers at Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati office today. Burg Simpson’s dangerous consumer products team has the knowledge and resources to investigate your potential claim, and fight to secure the just compensation you deserve. We are here to protect the legal rights of consumers who may have been harmed by dangerous products, even if it means taking on the largest manufacturers in the world. Call 513-852-5600 or fill out our contact form for a FREE no-obligation consultation today!

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