Sunbeam recalls 5,700 clothes irons

Feb. 5, 2011 at 12:43 PM

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Household appliance maker Sunbeam Products Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla., is recalling 5,700 clothes irons due to a fire hazard, a federal watchdog agency said.

The convertible irons were imported from China and can overheat due to a wiring problem, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The company has received three reports of irons starting fires.

The irons were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond retail stores from June 2010 through November 2010 for about $60.

The irons involved in the recall are the Sunbeam Convertible Iron with model number GCSBRS – 103. It is hand held and converts from an iron to a clothes steamer.

Consumers were advised to stop using the irons and contact Sunbeam for a free replacement.

Consumers can call 800-656-9708 for information.

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