ThermalStrike Bed Bug Treatment System Recalled, Poses Fire Hazard
A treatment system for bed bugs has been recalled after reports of broken electrical stripping.
The maker of the ThermalStrike Expedition bed bug heat treatment system received four reports of the electrical conducting strip breaking, leading to sparks and one minor fire.
About 1,700 systems are affected by the recall.
The system is made of white, corrugated plastic and has four pieces: a base, a folding four-panel wall, a lid and a temperature sensor. Items that are suspected to have bedbugs are placed inside.
Owners of the product should immediately stop using it and register their unit online to receive an ASC Diagnostic Unit, free of charge. The diagnostic unit will immediately turn off the system when it detects a break in the conducting strip.
The system was sold at Bedbug Central, Bedbug Supply, Protect-a-bed, Univar, pest control companies and pest control product distributors nationwide and online from December 2011 through May 2014 for between $189 and $199.
The maker, PAB Two, can be contacted by phone at (866) 470-1755.