August 21, 2014
About 580,000 steam H20 Mop Steam Cleaners recalled by Thane International Due to shock and burn hazards. The company says the power cord can unexpectedly wear down and expose the wiring, posing a shock and burn hazard. Thane has received 10 reports of incidents involving shock injuried and 8 reports of people being burned.
The H2O Mop is an electrically-powered appliance for cleaning a variety of floor surfaces that uses microfiber or disposable cloths on a cleaning head through which steam is dispersed. H2O Mops are white with a purple water tank with the “H20” and “M” symbol printed on the top of the cleaning head. The model numbers of affected units are 808.092 and OEM-TV-001. This recall only includes H2O Mops with the following reference numbers printed on the label on the back of the product: 200709198 to 200803148 or H20M1000 to M-H20M1198.
The Steam Cleaners have been sold through Thane television informercials, on the web and by QVC since June of 2007.
Consumers should immediately stop using recalled steam cleaners and contact Thane to receive a free repair kit. Thane is sending repair kits to all consumers who purchased recalled units directly from Thane.