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Thread: Rowenta on fire

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    Senior Member quiltgran2's Avatar
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    I was using my Rowenta yesterday when I suddenly heard a "phiss, phiss" noise. I turned around to see where the sound was coming from and lol and behold my iron was on fire. There was a flame approximately three inches high shooting out from the area where the cord meets the plug. What a shock. I did have the presence of mind to stamp on it and was able to put it out. Previously I've read on this board that another member had a similar problem with here Rowenta. So BEWARE.

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    OMG, I am so glad you were not harmed and were there to ensure no fire spread. Glad to hear you are safe. Rowenta will not be an iron I will purchase.

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    :? :roll: :? :twisted: :thumbdown:

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    Wow -- you should contact the company and report this problem especially if someone else on the board has had it.

    I won't be purchasing this brand of iron either!

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    wow, I have a Rowenta Powerglide 2 and have used it for years. i like it because it's not an auto turn off. I do watch it now and always unplug it when i leave the room.
    thanks for telling us though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xstitshmom
    Wow -- you should contact the company and report this problem especially if someone else on the board has had it.

    I won't be purchasing this brand of iron either!
    Or ... has the cord/plug been damaged while being used by these people. Where this fire has occurred, is a common place for damages while in use.

    Sorry this has happened to those mentioned.

    It's a good reminder to all, that we should make sure our irons are unplugged when we are not close by.

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    I had a Rowenta burn up on me! And that was before I started quilting -- in my opinion, it had very little use -- but I'd had it for 2 yrs. Mine burned at the iron itself -----and it burned the ironing board cover. VERY scary! I bought a cheap $9.99 Rival at Walmart ----- been using it for a long time now -- no problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltgran2
    I was using my Rowenta yesterday when I suddenly heard a "phiss, phiss" noise. I turned around to see where the sound was coming from and lol and behold my iron was on fire. There was a flame approximately three inches high shooting out from the area where the cord meets the plug. What a shock. I did have the presence of mind to stamp on it and was able to put it out. Previously I've read on this board that another member had a similar problem with here Rowenta. So BEWARE.
    Make sure you contact Rowent and let them know

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    You would think for the price of the iron,. It would be fireproof!

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    Dont forget to have someone check the plug in the wall too. It might have been damaged. Better safe then sorry. Glad you are ok. HUGS

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