A garment steaming machine, often used for clothing washing, produces steam that is used to cool the garment and help the garment absorb moisture.
The machine has been around for about 40 years and was popular in the 1960s, but has been banned in the United States due to safety concerns.
In 2017, it was banned in Japan.
It is not safe for use in the shower or on hot surfaces like the hot tub or sauna.
It can cause burns.
The heat generated by the steam can be harmful, too.
The American Civil Liberties Union says garments can become scorched, which can lead to skin infections and cancer.
This image provided by the University of Michigan’s Helen Fisk shows the heat exchanger used to heat a garment that steams water for a steam bath.
According to the company that manufactures it, Thermo Fisher Scientific, its only goal is to reduce heat emissions and protect consumers.
“We are a safe, non-hazardous machine, and we strive to reduce the heat emitted by our machines,” the company said in a statement.
“But, it is important to understand that the heat generated during the manufacturing process can be dangerous.”
The company also said it does not sell the machine to the general public, saying it is designed for use by medical professionals, the elderly and in hospitals.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.