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Archived – Comfortplus Under Area Rug Warmers
- Starting date:
- April 1, 2008
- Posting date:
- April 1, 2008
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Household Items, Miscellaneous
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety, Flammability Hazard, Electrical Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Comfortplus Under Area Rug Warmers
The rug warmers are cream-coloured with a non-slip pad, a tan nylon edging and a black electrical cord.
They were sold in three sizes, small 3 ½ ft. x 4 ½ ft., medium 4 ¾ ft. x 7 ¾ ft., and large 7 ¾ ft. x 9 ¾ ft.
Model numbers UAH-3646-120, UAH-4979-120, and UAH-7999-120 are printed on a label located on the underside of the rug warmer.
The rug warmer's cord can come loose from the plug and cause sparks or flames, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
WarmlyYours has received two reports of incidents involving the rug warmer. One involved electrical sparks coming from the cord when it was pulled out. In the other incident, the cord caught fire and left burn marks on the area rug and floor.
No injuries have been reported.
The exact number sold in Canada is not known at this time.
Time period sold
Sold at WarmlyYours retail stores, and flooring stores nationwide, Warmly Yours.com, www.heatedcarpetsnthings.com, www.builderdepot.com, www.kitchensource.com, www.atrendyhome.com, and www.zearth.com for between $200 and $600.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China and Canada.
What you should do
Consumers should stop using the rug warmer immediately and ensure it is unplugged.
Consumers may return the cord to WarmlyYours using the pre-paid shipping labels that the firm will provide for a full refund or a replacement product.
WarmlyYours is directly contacting purchasers of the warming rugs. For additional information, consumers may contact WarmlyYours toll-free at 866-369-0805 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site.
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