‘Immediately stop using’ these heated blankets due to fire hazard, Health Canada warns – CTV

March 17, 2023

Health Canada is warning anyone in possession of a specific Sunbeam brand heated blanket to “immediately stop using and unplug” it, according to a new recall notice.

The agency posted the recall on Thursday for the Sunbeam Queen Size Heated Blanket with the model number 32810027, stating that it serves as a potential fire hazard.

A total of 18,221 units have been sold in Canada, while in the U.S., around 43,000 were sold.

The joint recall between Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, and Star Elite, the company who manufactured the blankets, is asking customers to destroy the blankets and file for a refund.

“Star Elite has learned that the Sunbeam Queen Size Heated Blanket model number 32810027 can potentially overheat, posing possible burn or fire hazards,” the recall states.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/immediately-stop-using-these-heated-blankets-due-to-fire-hazard-health-canada-warns-1.6316308

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