The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the recall involves Sunbeam® Queen Size heating blankets. (CPSC)
INDIANAPOLIS (WXIN) – More than 40,000 heated blankets are being recalled due to the risk of people getting burned while using them.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the recall involves Sunbeam® Queen Size heating blankets. The rugs were sold on Amazon and in small independent stores nationwide from September 2022 to January 2023.
The recalled rugs have model number 32810027 printed on the wash label. They were sold with detachable controllers and in the following colors: beige, ivory, light green, dark blue, light blue, burgundy, dark gray, light gray, and gray violet.
The recall was initiated because the recalled heated blankets can overheat and pose a fire and burn hazard. So far, the company has received 13 reports of overheating of the carpets. No injuries were reported at the time of the recall.
Anyone with the recalled rugs should stop using them and contact Star Elite for a full refund. To receive the refund, customers must cut the power cord and mark an X with a permanent marker on the wash label.
Anyone with questions can visit the recall page at www.productrecall.sunbeamhome.com or contact Star Elite toll-free at 877-383-6399 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.