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Clothing Iron - Rowenta Effective -
Home Maintenance and Structures
Laundry, Fabric Care & Sewing
Clothing Irons (277)
Groupe SEB USA    
DX1700 Effective
Rowenta Effective Model DX1700 clothing iron

I ironed for 5 minutes then left the iron turned on in the upright position on the ironing board. It was not touching any object. Fifteen minutes later something inside the iron began to burn and emitted a strong smelling white smoke. I unplugged the iron and it continued to burn for 15-30 minutes. No flames were visible on the exterior. The plastic around the metal base of the iron melted on both sides.
Incident, No Injury
My Spouse
53 years
Comment from Groupe SEB USA 3/25/2016
Groupe SEB USA, as the parent company of the Rowenta brand, has received this notification. We value your feedback and will give priority to investigating your concerns. If you have not contacted us already, please call 800-769-3682 or contact us through our website Please reference your incident number of 160325-000242 so you are directed to the right representative.

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