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Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Biddeford Textile Corp. Announce Recall Electric Blankets
CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND BIDDEFORD TEXTILE CORP. ANNOUNCE RECALL ELECTRIC BLANKETS
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and 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.
The electric blankets were sold under the model names Controlled Comfort, EH 2000, Starbright, Staywarm, Supreme 21, Warm Comfort, and had serial numbers A001A to C210C. "Biddeford Textile Corporation," along with the blanket's model name and its serial number are printed on a label near where the control switch is plugged in. The blankets were sold in king, queen, double and twin sizes in various colors, including off-white, hunter green, light blue, navy blue, white, rose, plum, burgundy, French blue, sage green, teal and rawhide.
Consumers should stop using the electric blankets immediately and contact Biddeford Textile Corp. for a free replacement plug connector adapter. For more information, consumers should call Biddeford Textile Corp. toll-free at (877) 217-6294 anytime, or visit their web site at www.blanketrecall.com.
The CPSC point of contact is Scott Wolfson. The release number is 02-018, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189. The CPSC release can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02003.html.
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