Recall: SOIREE and Soft n' Warm Electric Blankets
On 2003-07-02, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding SOIREE and Soft n' Warm Electric Blankets due to a potential burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2002 for about $40.00 to $200.00.
About 20,000 units are involved in this electric blanket recall. Instance(s) of injuries, property damage 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 2003.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 200,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
These blankets can overheat, posing a risk of burn injuries to consumers, especially when the blanket is folded or bunched.
Instance(s) of injuries, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled electric blankets are the SOIREE (only those sold at Belk stores) and Soft n' Warm (only sold at K-mart), both of which were sold in king, queen, full and twin sizes. At Belk, the electric blankets were sold only in ivory color and at K-mart they were sold in ivory, light blue and hunter green colors. The model name appears on the packaging, but not on the blanket. Both models have a UL warning label and a permanent label that reads Perfect Fit and Shell Made in China. Wired and Closed in U.S.A. The Soft n' Warm model has a date code ranging from 02228 through 02305 printed on a warning label on the foot of the blanket.
Information on where these items sold new+: K-mart and Belk stores nationwide sold the electric blankets from September 2002 through February 2003 for between $40 (twin size) and $200 (king size).
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:
Firm is providing a free replacement blanket, but consumers should unplug the recalled units immediately.
Call the company at (877)882-9478 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Perfect Fit is aware of 44 reports of these blankets overheating, resulting in four reports of minor burn injuries. Damage to the blankets and bedding materials also have been reported.
+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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