HSN recently issued a recall for their JM- and Joy-branded steamers. The affected steamers include the My Little Steamer (full-size) and My Little Steamer Go (compact). The recall (recall # 21-138) affects about 5.4 million units of the steamers in the U.S. alone. Both the full-size and compact steamers were available in multiple colors, including red, black, white, purple, and teal.
According to the recall, the defective steamers can leak, spray, or expel hot water while the product is in use; this poses a risk of injury to consumers.
The defective products were sold directly through HSN both online and on their tv network. The steamers were also available through other retailers both in-store and online. They were sold for prices ranging from $10 to $50 both individually and as sets. They were available from January 2002 through December 2020.
There have been at least 227 reports of incidents associated with the defective steamers. Over 100 of these reports included burn injuries to consumers – 6 of which included third-degree urns and 8 of which included second-degree burns.
If you or a member of your family suffered burn injuries due to defective product, you might have grounds to sue – our lawyers can help you.
The Injuries Associated with the Defective Steamers
As mentioned above, there have been over 100 reports of burn injuries, including second- and third-degree burns. In fact, the defective product presents a risk of thermal burns which can lead to the following:
- First-degree burns – these burns are similar to sunburns and only affect the top layer of the skin.
- Second-degree burns – these burns affect both the top layer of the skin and the layer underneath. These burns can lead to permanent discoloration of the skin and sometimes to minor scarring.
- Third-degree burns – these burns affect all three layers of the skin and are the most severe. Because they often result in nerve damage, these burns are often painless. In addition to burn damage, damage to muscle and bones is also likely.
No matter the specific burn injury resulting from the incident involving the defective product, you should explore the legal options available to you.
What Should I Do?
Without a doubt, you could file an injury lawsuit if your or a member of your product suffered harm associated with a defective product. To prepare to sue, there are a number of things that you should do, including the following:
- Take photos of all of your injuries caused by the defective product
- Take photos of the defective product
- Seek medical attention for your injuries
- Keep the defective product as-is (do not tamper with it or try to repair it yourself)
- Contact the company to report the incident as well as your injuries (NOTE: never agree to return the product, a refund, a free replacement, or a free repair)
- Gather all documents related to the purchase of the product (like receipts)
- Gather relevant medical records
- Seek the guidance of a defective product injury lawyer immediately
When you follow the recommendations listed above, you are essentially preparing to file your My Little Steamer lawsuit. If you are ready to discuss your claim with our recalled steamer burn injury lawyers, do not hesitate to contact us today.
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