FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2002
PRODUCT: Steam Irons - Proctor-Silex of Glen Allen, Va., is voluntarily recalling approximately 970 electric steam irons. The recalled irons (model 17520) are made of purple and white plastic. The "Proctor Silex" trademark is displayed on the side in white letters. The iron was packaged in a white cardboard box with gray lettering, labeled, in part, "EASY PRESS IRON....Model 17520.....Series A1320." The model number 17520 and the series number are located on the back side of the iron, at the bottom. Shopko and Auchan stores sold these irons from May 2002 through June 2002 for about $18. They were manufactured in China.
PROBLEM: The circuit board inside the steam iron can ignite and present a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the iron immediately and call the company toll-free to arrange for a free replacement. For more information, contact Proctor-Silex toll free, at (800) 672-5872, 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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