Sunbeam heated blankets recalled due to burn, fire hazards
Sunbeam is recalling about 43,000 queen size heated blankets due to burn and fire hazards.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recalled heated blankets can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
This recall involves the Sunbeam Queen Size Heated Blanket, model number 32810027. The blankets 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 Sunbeam logo and the model number are printed on the wash label affixed to the blanket.
Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled blankets and contact Star Elite for a full refund. Consumers will be asked to complete the online recall registration form available at www.productrecall.sunbeamhome.com and to destroy the blanket by cutting the power cord at the plug, marking an “X” with permanent marker on the wash label and sending the recalling firm a photo of the destroyed blanket.
The distributor, Star Elite, has received 13 reports of the blankets overheating. No injuries have been reported.
The blankets were sold online at Amazon.com and small independent stores nationwide from September 2022 through January 2023 for about $120.
Consumers can contact Star Elite toll-free at 1-877-383-6399 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at https://www.sunbeamhome.com/en/support/product-recall or online at www.sunbeamhome.com and click on “Product Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.