Product Recall Alert

Vornado Recalls Two Million Handheld Garment Steamers Due to Serious Burn Hazard

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

View The Official CPSC Recall Notice


This recall involves three different brands of handheld garment steamers:

  • Steamfast model numbers:
    • SF-425
    • SF-435
    • SF-440
    • SF-445
    • SF-447
  • Vornado model number VS-410
  • 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)
  • 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.


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

Recalled Steamfast Steamer, Model SF-425

Name of Product: Steamfast, Vornado and Sharper Image-branded handheld garment steamers

Recall Date: February 8, 2024

Recall Number: 24-109

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

Sold At: Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, and other stores nationwide and online at,,, and other websites from July 2009 through January 2024 for between $14 and $35.

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

Units: About 2 million (In addition, about 13,000 were sold in Canada)

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