Rural King Electric Heated Blankets and Throws Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
The affected blankets could overheat and catch fire
Rural King has recalled an estimated 9,600 electric heated blankets and throws that could overheat and catch fire, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Recalled Product Details
The affected electric blankets and throws are 100% polyester and were sold in cream and brown colors and in two sizes: 50 x 60 inches (smaller than a twin size) and 84 x 90 inches (queen size). The blankets have one or two multi-setting controllers attached to the electric cord.
Model numbers starting with BLV-OB and ending in 200, 201A, 201B, 201C, 202, 202BN, 202CM, 203, 204A1, 204A2, 204A3, 204A2BR , 204A2CM, 205B1, 205B2, 205B3, or 206C1 can be found on a corner tag. Matton Rural King Supply, Inc. is also printed on the back of the tag.
Where and when were they sold?
The recalled heated blankets and throws were sold at Rural King stores nationwide and online from October 2017 through December 2017 for between $30 and $60 each.
There have been four reports of the blankets and throws overheating, to date. Two of the incidents resulted in fires and one burn injury to a consumer's foot.
What should consumers do?
Customers should immediately stop using the recalled blankets and throws and contact Rural King at (800) 561-1752 for a full refund.