|August 16, 2012
Heated Mats for Pets Recalled by World Class Due to Fire and Electrical Shock Hazards to Consumers; Sold Exclusively at Amazon.com
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Indoor Pet Heating Comfort Pad Mats
Units: About 25
Importer: World Class Inc., of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Manufacturer: Fuzhou Senhor Leisure Products Co., Ltd., of China
Hazard: The heated mats have poor wiring and construction, posing a fire and electrical shock hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of the mats catching on fire, including property damage. One fire involved the asphyxiation death of a dog.
Description: This recall involves "GSI electronic 50W indoor pet heating comfort pad mats" with model number GKC2G002. The mats are polyester, were sold in various shapes and sizes and have a white electrical cord. They were sold in a variety of colors, including beige and pink.
Sold exclusively: Online at www.amazon.com from July 2011 through March 2012 for about $19.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumer should immediately stop using the recalled pet mats and contact World Class to receive a full refund. The firm is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled product.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact World Class Inc. toll-free at (888) 941-5079 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m ET Monday through Thursday, or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
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