Conair recalls clothing irons

Stamford’s Conair iron maker recalls 45,000 clothing irons for fire hazard.

Stamford, CT (–The U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a cooperative voluntary recall of 45,000 clothing irons produced by Conair Corportation because of a fire hazard. The Stamford, Connecticut kitchen and electronic appliances manufacturer and marketer received three reports from consumers who experienced overheating of the Conair Corporation irons resulting in flames.

Two of the consumer complaints to Conair officials reported fires from the irons causing property damage. Conair company leaders and authorities with CPSC have no received any reports of injury from the overheating clothing irons. The recall involves Conair clothing irons with model numbers DPP1500, DPP1500R and DPP3500. The small electronics maker says the model number is printed below the soleplate.

These irons were sold at retail stores nationwide from October 2008 through March 2009 for about $50 and were manufactured in China. Consumers should immediately unplug the irons and stop using the defective product to avoid injuries and damages. Consumers can contact Conair to receive a free comparable iron. Go to or call Conair Corporation direct between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday at (800) 687-6916. news for Connecticut product liability attorneys.

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