Clothing Steamer Burn Injury Lawsuit Attorney
On May 26, 2021, HSN recalled their Joy- and JM-branded steamers – the My Little Steamer and My Little Steamer Go. The recall, number 21-138, affects 5.4 million units of the product. Why is the product so dangerous? According to the recall, the defective clothing steamers can spray, expel, or leak hot water while the product is in use, which can pose a risk of injury to consumers.
The recall affects the full-size and compact-size clothes steamers, which were available in black, white, teal, purple, and red. The affected models have the product name printed on the side of the product and have either a flat or triangular steamer head.
The defective clothes steamers were available directly through HSN online and via their tv network. Additionally, the products were also sold through other retailers both online and in-stores.
The defective steamers were sold for prices ranging from $10 through $50 (there were available individually or as sets). There were sold from January 2002 through December 2020.
According to the recall, the company received 227 reports of hot water leaking or spraying from the clothes steamers. There were 106 reports of burn injuries – a number which includes 8 second-degree urns and 6 third degree burns.
The Burn Injuries Related to the Defective Steamers
According to the recall, there were over one-hundred reports of burn injuries, some of which included more severe burns, like second-degree and third-degree burns. The defective steamer can cause thermal burns, in which the temperature of the skin is raised, and the skin cells die. Although thermal burns can be minor and only lead to first-degree burns (which only affect the outer layer of the skin and are similar to sunburn), they can lead to second- and third-degree burns. Second-degree burns, specifically, affect both the top layer of the skin and the layer underneath; these burns can sometimes lead to scarring or permanent discoloration of the skin. Third-degree burns, on the other hand, affect all three layers of the skin; these burns are likely to cause nerve damage and can cause muscle damage and bone damage as well as more severe scarring.
Regardless of the type of burn injury that you or a member of your family suffered, it is important that you explore your legal options and pursue a claim based on product liability.
What to do if You’re Injured by a Defective Product
If you or a member of your family suffered burns associated with the defective clothing steamers, there are a number of things that you should do to prepare to hold the negligent product manufacturer accountable and file your defective product claim.
What should you do? Consider some of the recommendations listed below:
- Photograph your injuries
- Photograph the defective product
- Seek medical care
- Contact the product manufacturer
Report the incident and your injuries
Do not agree to return the product, a refund, a free repair, or a free replacement
- Gather all the medical records stemming from the harm that you suffered
- Gather all receipts (and any other documents) showing the purchase of the product
- Seek legal guidance from a product liability attorney
Following all the points listed above can help you prepare to file your clothing steamer burn injury lawsuit against the product manufacturer. You could be eligible to participate in a class action lawsuit; therefore, you should look for a class action claim lawyer who could represent you.
Contact Us Today
Are you in need of a class action claim lawyer to help you sue HSN for the harm caused by their defective steamers? If so, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm as soon as possible. At Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need and help you recover the compensation that you are owed.
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