Popular iron recalled over fears of ‘electric shock’

People are being warned of a nationwide recall involving a popular Sunbeam iron.

A recall notice posted on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website says the Sunbeam Aeroglide Rapid Iron model SR6370 has been pulled from sale because it is “not compliant with Australia safety standards”.

“The product has only a single layer of insulation between the wiring and the top of the iron, which is not compliant with Australia safety standard 60335.2.3,” the notice reads.


The consumer commission says there is a possible risk of electric shock.

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The affected irons have a manufacture date of 5216 and have been available for sale at BSR, David Jones, Harris Scarfe, Harvey Norman, Narta, The Good Guys and Sunbeam Australia outlets and online store between January 11, 2017 to June 30, 2017.

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People who have purchased the recalled iron have been advised to stop using the machine and return it to Sunbeam for a full refund or higher value replacement product.