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January 19, 1990

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Recalling Electric Garment Steamers

Dallas, TX (SafetyAlerts) - The J.C. Penney Company, Inc. is recalling an electric Garment Steamer, JCP Lot Number 784-1008, because the locking mechanism on the fill plug can be broken during use. As a result, the fill plug can pop out causing the user to be burned by the hot water and steam.

J.C. Penney informed the CPSC of this unsafe product when consumers reported incidents of burn injuries to the company. The company reports four incidents involving five injuries of first and/or second degree burns about the hands, arms, face and/or other parts of the body.

The item was sold in J.C. Penney department stores since August, 1989. Approximately, 1,100 garment steamers were sold to consumers.

Consumers should return the Garment Steamer to any J.C. Penney store for a full refund of the purchase price.

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