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Telebrands Recalls Scarves with Microwaveable Heat Packs Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

  • Recalled Therma Scarf scarves
Name of Product:
Therma Scarf scarves

The heat packs can overheat when heated in a microwave oven, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Recall Date:
March 10, 2010

About 98,500 in the United States and about 1,500 in Canada

Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact Telebrands at (800) 777-4034 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET or visit the firm's Web site at

Recall Details


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, Telebrands Corp., of Fairfield, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 98,500 (in the United States) and about 1,500 (in Canada) Therma Scarf scarves. The heat packs can overheat when heated in a microwave oven, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

The recalled scarves have pockets and microwaveable heat packs composed of flax seeds. The scarves are made of polyester/cotton, and were sold in black and camel colors.

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Therma Scarf and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. If purchased at Bed Bath & Beyond, contact Telebrands for a refund. Bed Bath & Beyond is no longer in business. If purchased through the infomercial or over the internet, consumers will be contacted by Telebrands with instructions on how to obtain a full refund.


The firm has received seven reports of overheating, including five fires, three of which resulted in property damage to the microwave. Two of the incidents were in Canada. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:
Bed Bath & Beyond® stores, As Seen on TV retail kiosks in shopping malls nationwide, through direct response television and over the internet at and from October 2009 through January 2010 for between $20 and $25.

Telebrands Corp., of Fairfield, N.J.

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