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Recall of Two Million Black+Decker Garment Steamers

wardrobe-5961193_640-e1715228497204-300x200Recently around 1.6 million Black+Decker garment steamers were recalled by Empower Brands in a major expansion of an earlier recall of 518,500 units because of the risk of burns. Now all Black+Decker Model HGS011 Easy Garment Steamers have been recalled, including those that had been repaired as part of the earlier recall. You can identify the affect garment steamers because they have BLACK+DECKER printed at the base of the steamer, which is 11 by 6 inches. Each steamer has a model number printed on the bottom as well as on the sides of its package, and you should check to see whether you have an affected model. The affected models are HGS011, HGS011F, HGS011S, HGS011T. Packages with these UPC codes, printed on the package, are affected: 0 50875 82840 7, 0 50875 82839 1, 0 50875 82838 4, and 0 50875 00272 2. If you were burned by a Black+Decker garment steamer or another steamer, you should call the seasoned Chicago-based lawyers of Moll Law Group. Billions have been recovered in lawsuits with which we’ve been involved.

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People have reported they were burned by the affected steamers. However, people also reported that they suffered injuries due to steamers that had previously been recalled in 2022 and repaired with a replacement upper assembly. Specifically, there have been 317 reports of hot water coming out of the recalled steamers. Of those, 82 people have reported getting burned by the hot water, and of those that were burned, 7 people suffered second-degree burns. 94 of the reports, including of 19 burn injuries, involved units that had supposedly been repaired in the 2022 recall or in units that had an updated design.

The company has asked consumers to stop using the recalled steamers and to contact Empower Brands to obtain a full refund. However, if you were injured by the steamer, you may need further recourse and you may be wondering what to do. When a consumer is injured by a product made dangerous due to a manufacturing, design, or marketing defect, he or she can bring a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer. The company could be held liable for injuries caused by the defective product under theories of negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty, breach of contract, statutory violations, or fraud, depending on the state laws and the circumstances. Often, strict liability provides the most straightforward theory of liability because it requires attorneys to prove only: (1) the product was defective, (2) the defects caused your injuries, and (3) the injuries resulted in damages.

Burns can be serious, painful, and disfiguring. Sometimes they carry risks of significant and even deadly infections. When our lawyers are able to establish a garment steamer manufacturer’s liability, we can recover both economic and noneconomic losses arising out of the burns on your behalf. Economic losses may include wage loss, medical expenses, replacement services, and out-of-pocket expenses. Noneconomic losses may include pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life. Often the particular circumstances of the person who has suffered burns and the location of the burns have an impact on the amount of damages recovered. For instance, when the burns are in a visible and embarrassing location, they are likely to be worth more than burns to areas of the body not typically seen.

If your or a loved one was burned due to a Black+Decker garment steamer, you should consult the Chicago-based product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group. We represent injured people around the country. Please complete our online form or call us at 312.462.1700.


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