Recall: Electric Heated Micro Plush Flannel Sherpa Throw Blankets
On 2018-03-28, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Electric Heated Micro Plush Flannel Sherpa Throw Blankets due to a potential Fire and Burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 1399 for about $50.
About 2,000 units are involved in this 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 2nd recall of products in the Blankets, Sheets, Pillows & Mattress Covers category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 200,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The blankets' heating coils can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall involves Shop LC's heated micro plush flannel sherpa throw blankets. The blankets were sold in gray, blue, beige, red or brown and measures about 50 by 60 inches. "Homesmart" can be found on a label on the sherpa side of the blanket. All blankets with date code 22217 and model number OB205B2 are included in the recall. The date code is printed on the bottom right corner of the textile label, sewn on the fleece side of each blanket.
These items were sold new+ at Shop LC television networks airing on DirecTV channels 75 and 226, Dish Network channels 274 and 225, AT&T channels 399 and 1399, Verizon channel 159, Comcast, Cox, Time Warner, Charter, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV and online at www.shoplc.com. from November 2017 through January 2018 for about $50.
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 Shop LC for a full refund. The firm is contacting all known purchasers.
Shop LC toll-free at 877-899-0078 anytime or online at www.shoplc.com and click Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received a total of four reports of the blanket found burning, including one report of a minor burn injury to a consumer's lower body.
+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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