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Vornado recalls 1.75 million Steamfast steam irons due to fire, burn, shock risks

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WASHINGTON—Vornado is recalling approximately 1.75 million Steamfast Home & Away Travel Steam Irons due to fire, burn, and shock risks.

Officials say the power cord can become damaged near the cord bushing, which can lead to overheating of the cord, posing fire and burn hazards. In addition, cord damage near the bushing can result in exposed copper wires, posing a shock hazard.

Vornado has received a total of 74 reports of incidents, including 18 additional reports of the iron’s power cord smoking, sparking, catching fire, or overheating at the power cord, or of the power cord becoming damaged. Vornado has received two reports of minor shocks.

The irons were made in China and sold at Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, and other stores nationwide and online at,,, and other websites from January 2009 through September 2023 for between $13 and $30.

The recall involves all Steamfast brand Home and Away Travel Steam Irons with model numbers SF-717, SF-720 and SF-727. The model numbers are printed on the back of the irons. Steamfast is printed on the white irons.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled irons and visit the Steamfast or Vornado website to register for the recall and receive a refund or a free replacement iron.

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