FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
November 28, 1988  
Release # 88-105
 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - VaporSimac irons, which have been associated with at least seven incidents of fire including one burn injury, are being recalled in a voluntary agreement between Simac S.P.A. and the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Approximately 10,000 steam irons have been sold nationwide between 1985 and 1987 through major department stores and sewing specialty stores. The VaporSimac iron, advertised as having "features of a professional model applied to a household unit," has a separate transparent plastic cold water reservoir and a three-prong plug. The product designed to operate vertically as well as horizontally, retailed for about $100.

Owners should immediately stop using their iron and return it to Electra Craft, 250 Halsey Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102 for a full refund. Postage costs will be reimbursed by the firm. For further information owners may call 1-800-223-1898.

VaporSimac Iron