BrightLight Blankets Recalled by IdeaVillage Due to Burn Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–March 14, 2013.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: March 14, 2013 – Recall number: 13-730

  • BrightLight blanket

    BrightLight blanket

Recall Summary

Name of product: Battery-powered BrightLight™ blankets

Hazard: The batteries in the blanket can overheat, posing a burn hazard.

Consumer Contact: IdeaVillage, toll-free at (866) 655-4342, from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday and Tuesday, 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PT Wednesday, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. PT Thursday and Friday or www.brightlightblanketrecall.com for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 5,200

Description: The recalled BrightLight blankets are 40-inch by 60-inch white, polyester blankets with LED lights that change color. The blanket has a battery compartment in a zippered pouch on the edge of the blanket.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of batteries overheating, including one report of a minor burn to a finger.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blankets and contact IdeaVillage for a free replacement blanket.IdeaVillage is contacting its customers directly.

Sold exclusively at: Online at www.brightlightpillow.com and by phone from July 2012 through August 2012 for about $40.

Importer: IdeaVillage Products Corp. of Wayne, N.J

Manufacturer: The batteries in the LED-lit blanket can overheat.

Manufactured in: China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
 
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

Source: cpsc.gov