Recall: NNE Irons Recall by Leon Korol

February 6, 1997 (301) 504-7052
Release # 97-067

CPSC and Leon Korol Company Recall Irons

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Leon Korol Company of Elk Grove Village, Ill., is recalling over 5,000 electric irons. The iron's thermostat does not have a back-up protective device to prevent overheating, which can present a fire hazard.

CPSC has received one report of the iron catching on fire while in the "OFF" position. No injuries or property damage was reported.

The iron (model YPZ-100) is made of white or red plastic, with a detachable water tank. The iron was packaged in a light blue, cardboard box labeled, "NNE Steam/Dry & Spray Electric Iron With Detachable Water Tank." The model number is located on a sticker on the back of the iron. The iron is imported from China by NNE International USA Inc. of Pomona, Calif.

NNE Steam/Dry & Spray Electric Iron

Discount stores sold the irons nationwide from December 1995 through February 1996 for about $10.

Consumers should immediately stop using the irons, and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers can call Leon Korol Company toll-free at (888) 798-2004.