Nearly 600,000 electric steam cleaning mops are recalled
About 580,000 of the steam cleaners were recalled today by the Consumer Product Safety Commission after complaints of the power cord on the cleaners unexpectedly wearing down and exposing wiring.
The exposed wiring poses a shock and burn hazard to anyone using the H2O cleaners, the agency said.
Thane International Inc., based in La Quinta, has received 10 reports of consumers getting shocked while using the cleaners, as well as eight reports of burns, the commission said.
The recalled H2O mops are white with a purple water tank with the “H20” and “M” logos printed on the top of the appliance's cleaning head.
The model numbers on the recalled cleaners are 808.092 and OEM-TV-001, and the recall includes only H2O mops with the reference numbers 200709198 to 200803148 or H20M1000 to M-H20M1198 printed on the label on the back.
The cleaners were sold by retailers nationwide as well as by QVC on its TV shopping program, by Thane through TV infomercials and online at www.thane.com.
The electric steam mops were sold June 2007 through December 2008 for about $100.
Consumers should stop using the recalled steam cleaners and contact Thane to receive a free repair kit at 800-485-0017 or at www.h2omopservice.com.
-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Photo: A rear view of a recalled H2O Mop Steam Cleaner. Credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission