Recalled Product Name/Brand/ID

Vornado Recalls Two Million Handheld Garment Steamers

Recall Product Images

Recalled Steamfast Steamer, Model SF-425

Recalled Steamfast Steamer, Model SF-435 (multiple colors)

Recalled Steamfast Steamer, Model SF-440

Recalled Steamfast Steamer, Model SF-445

Recalled Steamfast Steamer, Model SF-447

Potential Risks or Issues

The recalled garment steamers can expel hot water from the steam nozzle while heating or during use, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers.

Has Anyone Been Injured?

Vornado has received 122 reports of hot water spraying or spitting from the steam nozzle, including 23 reports of burn injuries.

About the Recall

This recall involves three different brands of handheld garment steamers: Steamfast model numbers SF-425, SF-435, SF-440, SF-445, and SF-447; Vornado model number VS-410; and Sharper Image model number SI-428. The recalled steamers were sold in the following colors: SF-435 (white, black, light pink, hot pink, sage green, orange, and teal blue); SF-425, SF-440, SF-445, SI-428, and SF-447 (white); and VS-410 (black). The recalled steamers are handheld electrical appliances which use hot steam emitted from a nozzle to remove wrinkles from clothing and other fabrics. The steamers’ brand name appears on the side of each unit and on a label located on the bottom of the steamer. The model number also appears on the label.

Where to Find Unique Identification of this Product

The brand name and model number can be found on the side of each unit and on a label located on the bottom of the steamer.

How Many Units Are Affected?

About 2 million handheld garment steamers are affected by this recall. Additionally, about 13,000 units were sold in Canada.

Affected Batch/Date Range

No specific batch or date range information provided.

Who is the Distributor(s)?

No distributor information provided.

Places Where Recalled Product was Sold

The recalled garment steamers were sold at Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, and other stores nationwide, as well as online at,,,, and other websites.

Where was This Manufactured?

The recalled garment steamers were manufactured in China.

Actions for Consumers

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled garment steamers and contact Vornado for a full refund or free replacement handheld garment steamer, depending on the model.

Remedy Process

  • Refund
  • Replace

Additional Information

For more information, consumers can contact Vornado toll-free at 888-240-2768 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. They can also visit the following websites:,,, or and click on “Product Recalls” at the top of the page.

Regulatory Compliance

No information provided.

How Can I Protect Myself From Falling Victim?

To protect yourself from the potential burn hazard, it is advised to stop using the recalled garment steamers immediately and follow the remedy process provided by Vornado.

Final Thought

This recall of two million handheld garment steamers highlights the importance of product safety and the potential risks associated with electrical appliances. Consumers should always be cautious and responsive to product recalls to ensure their safety and well-being.