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Thread: A simple warning!

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    Besides the possiblity of me walking off and leaving the iron plugged in, my dogs are crated in my sewing room when we are gone until I can move them out of there. Dolly even pulled one down on herself the other day because mom (me) forgot to put the cord up. I just unplugged it and let it dangle. She's okay,not hurt but felt so guilty that she even yelped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kay in Iowa View Post
    An update on the Rowenta that burst into flames while I was using it - I have received the prepaid label from Rowenta to send it into their factory, however, first I'm going to take it to the Fire Department and get it documented from them. Just as a precaution on my part. There is NO wear on the cord where this shot fire out and burnt it off. I hope your heart is pounding o.k. now - think my is starting to slow down too!
    Wow, that is scarey. Great idea letting someone at your local fire dept. look at it and verify that ther is something wrong that caused it to shoot fire. I think that is probably be a smart move. Glad your okay to. Heart finally worked it's way back into the chest and no harm done. LOL
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    Wow! I'm grateful to have my son close -- If a cord gets worn/frayed, he cuts the cord and removes the damaged portion, reconnects the wires and away I go. I'm sure I probably don't use my iron as much as you do, but I've had that happen to me and it scares the bejabbers out of you!

    Jeanette Frantz

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    Wow! Good thing you caught it before it turned into a disaster. Thanks for reminding us once again to always unplug irons. I unplug the toaster and the coffee maker and if I'm going away - ALL non-essential appliances.

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    I don't have any family near me. Yesterday I realized I had left my iron plugged in. When I went to unplug it there were a few sparks. Now I am scared to plug it back in after reading these posts! What should I do?

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    I left my iron on all night the other night and part of the next morning, when I went in the room I could smell faintly like something was buring and I forgot to unplug my iron, Boy I was lucky and it was a rowenta just bought it about 7 months ago and now afraid to plug it back in. The iron does not have a auto-shut off or a off-on button you have to plug it in and unplug it. I just unplug it so often I though it was off,whew was I lucky.
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    Yes do check, and watch your refrigerators, washers and dryers too for lint buildups. I bought myself a new iron that turns off after a while. i figured it was worth the money just to make sure I didn't leave it on. You can't be too careful, can you?

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    I now have a note taped to the light switch plate in my sewing room. IRON? That reminds me to check and make sure its unplugged, 'cause I have gone off and left it on before.

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    mine are all on power strips...even radios.....and all the power strips are turned off at night.....only flip the switch on for what i am using ...... guess i am scaredy cat !!! LOL less wear on the plugs and my old hands to flip the switch on the power strip

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    Many thanks for the warning.
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