November 9, 2004
- Bilt-Safe Technologies Recall of Electric Blankets
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Bilt-Safe Technologies Inc., of Erwin, Tenn. is voluntarily recalling 60,000 (including 13,720 sold to consumers) electric blankets. When the temperature controller on the blanket is reset multiple times or the blanket is folded or covered with additional blankets, the blanket can overheat. This can result in smoldering and melting, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
July 2, 2003
- Electric Blankets Recalled by Perfect Fit Industries
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Perfect Fit Industries, of Charlotte, N.C.is voluntarily recalling about 18,000 SOIREE and Soft n' Warm Electric Blankets. These blankets can overheat, posing a risk of burn injuries to consumers, especially when the blanket is folded or bunched.
April 24, 2003
- WestPoint Stevens Inc. Recall of Electric Blankets
WestPoint Stevens Inc., of West Point, Ga. is recalling about 11,000 electric blankets. When the blanket is folded, the heating element can overheat, causing the heating element and blanket to melt. This poses the risk of thermal burns to consumers.
January 28, 2002
- Lands' End, Inc. Recalls Electric Blankets
Lands' End, Inc. of Dodgeville, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 15,000 Polartec HeatŪ electric blankets. The recalled blankets are style numbers 73176, 73197 and 73198. They were sold in twin, double, queen and king sizes in various colors including deep forest, mineral green, cornflower, brick red, and dark camel. The blankets have a white label with writing "Polartec Heat Blanket" and operating and care instructions. Lands' End, Inc. catalog and web site sold these blankets nationwide from October 2001 through December 2001 for between about $160 to $220.
October 5, 2001
- Biddeford Textile Corp. Electric Blanket Recall
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Biddeford Textile Corp., of Biddeford, Maine, is voluntarily recalling about 394,000 electric blankets. The plug that connects the detachable control switch to the blanket can become loose. The resulting poor electrical contacts can overheat, posing a fire hazard.