The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for about 5,700 Convertible Clothes Irons. distributed by Sunbeam Products Inc., Boca Raton, Fla. and sold exclusively at Bed, Bath & Beyond stores nationwide from June 2010 to November 2010 (at $60).
The iron can overheat and cause a fire because of a wiring issue, posing a risk of burn injury. Sunbeam has received 17 reports of irons overheating and three reports of irons catching on fire. No injuries have been reported.
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.
Consumers should immediately stop using the irons and contact Sunbeam for a free replacement. For more info, contact Sunbeam at (800) 656-9708 anytime or visit the firm’s website at www.sunbeamconvertible.com