Sunbeam Products Inc. Recalls Convertible Irons Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Bed, Bath & Beyond

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2011
Release #11-118
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 656-9708
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Sunbeam Products Inc. Recalls Convertible Irons Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Bed, Bath & Beyond

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Convertible Clothes Iron

Units: About 5,700

Distributor: Sunbeam Products Inc., Boca Raton, Fla.

Hazard: The iron can overheat and cause a fire because of a wiring issue, posing a risk of burn injury to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Sunbeam has received 17 reports of irons overheating and three reports of irons catching on fire. No injuries have been reported.

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.

Sold at: Bed Bath & Beyond stores nationwide from June 2010 to November 2010 for about $60

Manufactured in: China

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 at www.sunbeamconvertible.com

Picture of recalled convertible iron

Picture of the recalled iron's plastic base, showing location of model number

Picture of the recalled iron's plug, showing location of date code