On January 21, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Conair Corp. announced a voluntary safety recall of approximately 162,000 Lysol Steam Cleaning Mops, after the mops were found to pose a burn and laceration hazard to consumers. The housing unit of the mops can rupture, allowing hot water and Lysol to forcefully spray out and burn the user.
The recall affects all Lysol Steam Cleaning Mops with model numbers SM10L or SM10LR printed under the microfiber cloth of the mop.
Conair has received 14 reports of hot water forcefully spraying out of the unit, with two reports of minor burn injuries. The defective cleaning mops were sold in department, drug, hardware, and home improvement stores nationwide and online from September 2006 through September 2009.
Consumers are urged to stop using the mops immediately and contact Conair at 800-687-6916 to receive a free replacement product.