International Home Fashions and Bilt-Safe Technologies Recall "Classic Beautyrest" Electric Throws Due to Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued August 15, 2007
Revised January 6, 2010
Release #07-276

 

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Note: Firm is no longer in business. A remedy is no longer available. Please discard or destroy the recalled electric warming throws.

International Home Fashions and Bilt-Safe Technologies Recall "Classic Beautyrest" Electric Throws Due to Fire Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Classic Beauty Rest Electric Warming Throws

Units: About 37,100

Importer: International Home Fashions Inc. (and sister company Bilt-Safe Technologies), of Black Mountain, N.C.

Manufacturer: Ningbo Veken Elite International Trading Company Ltd., of China

Hazard: Bunching, folding or tucking of these electric throws can cause them to overheat, resulting in smoldering, melting, fire and burn hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: Bilt-Safe has received 38 reports of the throws overheating, including at least 15 reports of fires and four reports of consumers suffering blistering or minor burns to the hand, leg and back.

Description: This recall involves 52-inch by 62-inch electric warming throws. The 100% acrylic throws were sold in various colors and patterns and have model number BST-06-THR. The model number is located on the care label sewn into the throw. "Classic Beautyrest" and "Automatic Electric Warming Throw" is printed on the product’s packaging. Model numbers with the following date codes are included in this recall: B00106 through B36506. Bilt-Safe Technologies, Inc. and the date code are printed on the bottom of the care label.

Sold at: Kmart, the Fingerhut catalogs and the LTD Commodities LLC Web site from August 2006 through February 2007 for about $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the electric throws. The firm is out of business, and a remedy is no longer available. Destroy or discard the recalled electric warming throws. Consumers should not return the throws to the retailer where purchased.

Picture of recalled Electric Warming Throw