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Retailer recalls electric blankets for potential fire hazard
10/08/2012 - Electric blankets sold at a discount chain over the past 17 months have been recalled because of a potential fire hazard.
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Big W said on Thursday it was recalling Abode-branded electric blankets sold at its stores since March 2011.
The control cord between the blanket and charger could short circuit or overheat, it said in a statement.
While Big W had not received any reports of injuries, the product presented a potential fire hazard and was being recalled as a precaution.
Customers were urged to stop using the blankets immediately.
Only certain batches were a potential fire risk, but Big W said it would fully refund the price of any Abode-branded electric blanket sold at its stores since March last year to ensure all hazardous products were returned.
No other Abode-branded products were affected by the recall, BIG W said.
Customers seeking more information can call 1300 244 999 toll-free.
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