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Steam Cleaners Recalled by Thane International Due to Shock and Burn Hazards

The company is no longer in business and the remedy is no longer available. Please destroy and discard this recalled product.

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Recall Date:
July 16, 2009

Recall Details

July 16, 2009
Release # 09-279

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 849-5069


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: H2O Mop Steam Cleaners

Units: About 580,000

Distributor: Thane International, Inc., of La Quinta, Calif.

Hazard: The power cord can unexpectedly wear down and expose the wiring, posing a shock and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Thane has received 10 reports of incidents involving shock injuries and eight reports of incidents involving burn injuries.

Description: The H2O Mop is an electrically-powered appliance for cleaning a variety of floor surfaces that uses microfiber or disposable cloths on a cleaning head through which steam is dispersed. H2O Mops are white with a purple water tank with the "H20" and "M" symbol printed on the top of the cleaning head. The model numbers of affected units are 808.092 and OEM-TV-001. This recall only includes H2O Mops with the following reference numbers printed on the label on the back of the product: 200709198 to 200803148 or H20M1000 to M-H20M1198.

Sold: Directly to consumers by Thane through television infomercials; on the Web at; by QVC, through its televised shopping program; and by retailers nationwide from June 2007 through December 2008 for about $100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: The company is no longer in business and the remedy is no longer available. Please destroy and discard this recalled product.

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