My Little Steamer Recalled After Hundreds of Burns Reported, Class Action Lawsuits

Consumers who purchased a recalled My Little Steamer may be eligible to benefit from a class action lawsuit settlement reached with Ingenious Designs and other defendants over alleged product safety concerns.

The Class includes anyone who purchased a Joy/JM-branded My Little Steamer between Jan. 1, 2002, and Dec. 31, 2020.

Anyone who is a member of the settlement Class also is covered by a voluntary recall of the steamers, which is underway.

Defendant HSN reached this agreement with the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada.

Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit had claimed the defendant violated consumer protection laws, had breached warranty, and had become unjustly enriched by selling the My Little Steamer, which was allegedly unsafe for consumers.

The Court has not ruled in favor of the plaintiff or the defendants. Both sides have agreed to the settlement in order to avoid the risks associated with ongoing litigation.

The benefits under both the Class settlement and recall agreement are identical, and Class Members may only file one claim per steamer.

No duplicate claims will be processed.

Class Members who file valid claims for My Little Steamers purchased between January 2018 and December 2020 will receive a full refund of the purchase price. Claimants must show proof of purchase, ownership, and destruction.

Class Members submitting valid claims, including proof of purchase, ownership, and destruction, for My Little Steamer Go Mini models purchased new between January 2015 and December 2017 will receive $8 for each unit.

Valid claims for My Little Steamer Deluxe models purchased between January 2015 and December 2017, accompanied by proof of purchase, ownership, and destruction, will result in a $12 cash refund.

Class Members filing valid claims on steamers purchased new before January 2015 or filing claims with no proof of purchase will receive an HSN voucher worth $8 for each unit for which proof of ownership and proof of destruction are provided.

The defendants have stopped manufacturing, importing, distributing, and selling the My Little Steamer in the United States.

A final approval hearing in the My Little Steamer settlement is scheduled for Sept. 10, 2021.

The deadline to opt out of or object to the settlement is Aug. 4, 2021.

There is no deadline for filing a claim.

Who’s Eligible

Anyone who purchased a Joy/JM-branded My Little Steamer between Jan. 1, 2002, and Dec. 31, 2020.

Potential Award

Varies.

Class Members who file valid claims for My Little Steamers purchased between January 2018 and December 2020 will receive a full refund of the purchase price.

Class Members submitting valid claims for My Little Steamer Go Mini models purchased new between January 2015 and December 2017 will receive $8 for each unit.

Valid claims for My Little Steamer Deluxe models purchased between January 2015 and December 2017, accompanied by proof of purchase, ownership, and destruction, will result in a $12 cash refund.

Class Members filing valid claims on steamers purchased new before January 2015 or filing claims with no proof of purchase will receive an HSN voucher worth $8 for each unit for which proof of ownership and proof of destruction are provided.

 

Proof of Purchase

The unique identifying number in each Class Member’s notice will serve as your proof of purchase. Receipts also are acceptable.

Proof of ownership and destruction may be established by providing a photo of the Steamer with the body defaced (with permanent and prominent marking) and the electric cord severed. Directions on how to deface the steamer and cut the cord are available on the settlement website.

Claim Form

NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.

Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Claim Form Deadline

There is no claim form deadline for this settlement.

Case Name

Fiore v. Ingenious Designs LLC, et al., Case No. 1:18-cv-07124-ENV-ST in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Final Hearing

09/10/2021

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

My Little Steamer Claims Administrator
P.O. Box 3698
Portland, OR 97208-3698
1-855-654-0942
1-855-535-1814 (TTY)

Class Counsel

Christa Lianne Collins
COLLINS LAW PL

Defense Counsel

Daniel Blouin
WINSTON & STRAWN LLP

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