Steam cleaners recalled due to faulty power cord

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling about 580,000 H2O mop steam cleaners, made in China and distributed by Thane International Inc., because the power cord can unexpectedly wear down and expose the wiring, posing a shock and burn hazard to consumers.

The company received 10 reports of incidents involving shock injuries and eight reports of incidents involving burn injuries. The recalled products are electrically powered appliances for cleaning floor surfaces.

Model numbers of affected units are 808.092 and OEM-TV-001. The
recall includes H2O Mops with these reference numbers printed on the label on the back of the product: 200709198 to 200803148 or H20M1000 to M-H20M1198.

The recalled products were sold directly to consumers by Thane through television infomercials from June 2007 through December 2008.

Consumers are advised to contact Thane for a free repair kit.