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Faulty Sealy Electric Blankets with dual controls

Posted Tue August 24, 2010 11:40 pm, by a h. written to JCPenney Company, Inc.

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Purchased a Sealy Electric Blanket with dual controls at J.C. Penney Store in Billings, Montana on July 25,2010; lot # on control 471109. Recently, on August 22,2010, my husband and I were awakened at 0300 hours by popping sounds and odor of electric smoke. One of the controls from the electric blanket was smoking; although the blanket was plugged into an electric socket, both dual controls were not in use. This is a serious life/health safety issue.

Recall these blankets.


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by Donno Posted Wed August 25, 2010 @ 2:09 PM

It is an electrical device - they are all dangerous when shorts

UL checks all electric blankets, and they are safe if maintained and
inspected regularly (once every 3 years). A lot of people use them.

Do you have evidence this is happening to a lot of people? If not, a
recall would not be appropraite.

Your blanket is almost NEW. Did it come with a warranty? I would be
more concerned about getting it fixed. If you don't trust having it
repaired, throw it out and get another.


by RowdyRetailer Posted Wed August 25, 2010 @ 9:18 AM

Electric blankets are MAJOR fire hazards, There are links all over the
web to back up my opinion.

I would not use one, and would dispose of the one you have, and
consider yourself lucky.

Good Day


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