FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 6, 1997

 

Release # 97-067


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Leon Korol Company of Elk Grove Village, Ill., is recalling over 5,000 electric irons. The iron's thermostat does not have a back-up protective device to prevent overheating, which can present a fire hazard.

CPSC has received one report of the iron catching on fire while in the "OFF" position. No injuries or property damage was reported.

The iron (model YPZ-100) is made of white or red plastic, with a detachable water tank. The iron was packaged in a light blue, cardboard box labeled, "NNE Steam/Dry & Spray Electric Iron With Detachable Water Tank." The model number is located on a sticker on the back of the iron. The iron is imported from China by NNE International USA Inc. of Pomona, Calif.
Picture of recalled iron


Discount stores sold the irons nationwide from December 1995 through February 1996 for about $10.

Consumers should immediately stop using the irons, and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers can call Leon Korol Company toll-free at (888) 798-2004.