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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
Subcategory:
Household Items, Miscellaneous
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Flammability Hazard, Electrical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500001663

Affected products

Comfortplus Under Area Rug Warmers

Product description

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.

Hazard identified

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.

Number sold

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.

Companies

Distributor
WarmlyYours
Long Grove
UNITED STATES

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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.