This recall involves Rural King’s electric heated blankets and throws. The 100% polyester blankets and throws were sold in cream and brown colors and in two sizes: 50 x 60 inches (smaller than a twin size) and 84 x 90 inches (queen size). They have one or two multi-setting controllers attached to the electric cord. Model numbers starting with BLV-OB and ending in 200, 201A, 201B, 201C, 202, 202BN, 202CM, 203, 204A1, 204A2, 204A3, 204A2BR , 204A2CM, 205B1, 205B2, 205B3 or 206C1 can be found on a corner tag. Matton Rural King Supply, Inc. is printed on the back of the tag.
Electric heated blankets and throwsAbout 9,600
Rural King stores nationwide and online at www.ruralking.com from October 2017 through December 2017 for between $30 and $60.
Recall Date: Feb 15, 2018
Rural King has received four reports of the blankets and throws overheating. Two incidents resulted in fires and one burn injury to a consumer’s foot.
Rural King, of Mattoon, Ill.
Recall ID: 8258
Last Published: Feb 15, 2018
Emert Number: 18100
Emert Status: Announced