Recall: Battery-powered BrightLight Blankets
On 2013-03-14, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Battery-powered BrightLight Blankets due to a potential burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2012 for about $40.
About 5,000 units are involved in this IdeaVillage blanket recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Blankets, Sheets, Pillows & Mattress Covers category in 2013.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 655-4342
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What is the problem?
The batteries in the blanket can overheat, posing a burn hazard.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled BrightLight blankets are 40-inch by 60-inch white, polyester blankets with LED lights that change color. The blanket has a battery compartment in a zippered pouch on the edge of the blanket.
These items were sold new+ Online at www.brightlightpillow.com and by phone from July 2012 through August 2012 for about $40.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blankets and contact IdeaVillage for a free replacement blanket. IdeaVillage is contacting its customers directly.
IdeaVillage, toll-free at (866)655-4342, from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday and Tuesday, 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PT Wednesday, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. PT Thursday and Friday or www.brightlightblanketrecall.com for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received four reports of batteries overheating, including one report of a minor burn to a finger.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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