Stop Using Heated Pet Blankets
Thanks to Rambo for barking in to the Doggie Information Share Group about this danger to his fellow furfriends!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Knoxville, TN — November 10, 2006 — Radio Systems Corporation of Knoxville, TN, is initiating a nationwide recall of about 5,000 PetSafe Heated Pet Blankets, Models PHB00-10909 and PHB00-10929, and about 10,000 PetSafe Heated Pet Bed Warmers, Model PHP00-10935. Radio Systems has received four reports of scorched and charred blankets but no reports of overheated bed warmers. Although no injuries have been reported, both products can cause scorching, smoke, fire, and/or injuries.
Consumers should stop using these products immediately and call Radio Systems’s recall coordinator, Recall Management Inc., at 1-800-624-9726 or visit their website at www.recallprocessing.com for instructions on how to return the products, postage pre-paid, and receive a full refund and return incentive.
The Heated Pet Blankets are sage green and sand colored, and are marked with the PetSafe logo and the Radio Systems Customer Care number. The Universal Pet Bed Warmers are white with black lettering and are marked with the PetSafe Logo, the PetSafe Customer Care Logo, and the model
number (PHP00-10935), located near the power cord.
Pet supply retail stores sold the Heated Pet Blankets and Heated Pet Bed Warmers nationwide during the month of October 2006 for about, respectively, $69.99 and $29.99.
Any problems with the use of these products should be reported to both Recall Management Inc. at 1-800-624-9726 and to the FDA’s MedWatch Program by phone at 1-800-FDA-1088, by Fax at 1-800-FDA-0178, by mail at MedWatch, HF-2, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, or on the MedWatch website.