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MIDDLETON, Wis. – Empower Brands on Thursday recalled roughly 518,500 Black+Decker Easy Garment Steamers because the products can expel, spray or leak hot water during use, posing burn risks.

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The affected steamers were sold online and in stores at Walmart, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and other stores nationwide from June 2021 through September 2022 for between $16 and $23 each.

The recall includes the following models:

Model Date codes UPC
HGS011F 102ZJ – 210ZJ 0 50875 82840 7
HGS011S 104ZJ – 210ZJ 0 50875 82839 1
HGS011 102ZJ – 204ZJ 0 50875 82838 4

Empower Brands has fielded 241 reports to date of hot water expelling from the steamer, including 32 reports of burn injuries, two of which resulted in second-degree burns.

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled steamers and contact Empower Brands to receive a free replacement upper assembly for the product.

Consumers may contact Empower Brands at 800-990-5298 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT, Monday through Friday; via email at; or online at