Recall: Indoor Pet Heating Comfort Pad Mats
On 2012-08-16, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Indoor Pet Heating Comfort Pad Mats due to a potential fire and electrical shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2011 for about $19.
Instance(s) of fires, property damage 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 Dogs & Cats category in 2012.
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What is the problem?
The heated mats have poor wiring and construction, posing a fire and electrical shock hazard to consumers.
Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves "GSI electronic 50W indoor pet heating comfort pad mats" with model number GKC2G002. The mats are polyester, were sold in various shapes and sizes and have a white electrical cord. They were sold in a variety of colors, including beige and pink.
These items were sold new+ Online at www.amazon.com from July 2011 through March 2012 for about $19.
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:
Consumer should immediately stop using the recalled pet mats and contact World Class to receive a full refund. The firm is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled product.
For more information, contact World Class Inc. toll-free at (888)941-5079 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m ET Monday through Thursday, or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received two reports of the mats catching on fire, including property damage. One fire involved the asphyxiation death of a dog.
+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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