Rural King Recalls Electric Blankets and Throws Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
Recall Date: February 15, 2018
Recall Number: 18-100 Recall Summary
Name of Product:
Electric heated blankets and throws Hazard:
The blankets’ and throws’ electric cord can overheat and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards. Remedy: Refund
Customers should immediately stop using the recalled blankets and throws and contact Rural King for a full refund.
Rural King at 800-561-1752 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.ruralking.com
and click on the Safety Recall Information link at the bottom of the page for more information.
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About 9,600 Description:
This recall involves Rural King’s electric heated blankets and throws. The 100% polyester blankets and throws 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). They 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 printed on the back of the tag.Incidents/Injuries
Rural King has received four reports of the blankets and throws overheating. Two incidents resulted in fires and one burn injury to a consumer’s foot.
Rural King stores nationwide and online at www.ruralking.com
from October 2017 through December 2017 for between $30 and $60.
Rural King, of Mattoon, Ill.