Jiffy Steamer

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Jiffy Steamer, located in Union City, Tennessee, manufactures a variety of clothing steamers. Jiffy Steamer was founded in 1940.[1]

Product line development[edit]

The company patented the Model J-1 hat steamer in 1940. Hats, such as fedoras, were a popular facet of 1940s fashion. The common way of retaining a hat's shape was to place it over a steaming kettle of water. The J-1 was a standalone device that could do the same task without the requirement of a stove. The concept was later applied to the J-2 garment steamer, a larger version of the J-1 hat steamer that included a clothing rack. This product was aimed at the clothing industry to provide a way of removing wrinkles. The company now offers upgraded versions of the original J-2 clothes steamers, including the J-2000 steamer and several variants that provide different head attachments, and the J-4000, more geared towards the commercial marketplace. The company also manufacturs a handheld steamer, the ESTEAM.

Quality and safety certifications[edit]

Jiffy Steamer products have met the quality and safety requirements for sale and distribution for most major domestic and international agencies tasked with certification. These include:

  • UL Mark, the registered certification mark of UL LLC, an independent, not-for-profit, product safety testing and certification organization
  • CSA Mark, product safety and quality mark required for selling products in Canada.
  • CE Mark, which indicated conformity to the legal requirements of the European Union (EU) Directive with respect to safety, health, environment, and consumer protection,
  • TUV GS Mark, a voluntary certification and recognized symbol in Germany for safety-tested products.
  • NOM Mark, Mexican government safety testing mark required for all electronic products.

US patent information[edit]

Jiffy Steamer's products and/or their components are covered by one or more of the following United States Patents: D421,165;[2] D423,156;[3] D426,924.[4]

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