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.
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.
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
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.
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