October 6, 1998Bargain Wholesale Recalls Onika
City of Commerce,
CA (SafetyAlerts) - Bargain
Wholesale is recalling about 7,000 units of the Onika Steam/Dry Spray Iron. The irons have
inappropriate size wiring, which can cause a fire. The plastic housings of the irons are
not resistant to ignition. Additionally, the irons present a potential scald hazard during
use. If they are tilted downward, a shower of hot water is unexpectedly emitted.
The unlabeled iron is made of gray plastic.
Writing on the electric cord reads, in part, "CH0001708-91." The iron,
along with a water measuring cup and a nap brush, is packaged in a red box labeled, in
part, "Onika Steam/Dry Spray Iron ... ZQYD150g ... UL ... Made in Taiwan."
Discount stores in the western U.S. sold these
irons from January 1997 through June 1998 for about $4.
Consumers should immediately stop using this item
and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, consumers
should call Bargain Wholesale toll-free at (888) 289-3325 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PDT
Monday through Friday.
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