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Telebrands Therma Scarf scarves

Description: March 10, 2010Release # 10-159 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 777-4034CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983 Telebrands Recalls Scarves with Microwaveable Heat Packs Due to Fire and Burn Hazards WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Therma Scarf scarves Units: About 98,500 in the United States and about 1,500 in Canada Importer: Telebrands Corp., of Fairfield, N.J. Hazard: The heat packs can overheat when heated in a microwave oven, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received seven reports of overheating, including five fires, three of which resulted in property damage to the microwave. Two of the incidents were in Canada. No injuries have been reported. Description: The recalled scarves have pockets and microwaveable heat packs composed of flax seeds. The scarves are made of polyester/cotton, and were sold in black and camel colors. Sold at: Bed Bath and Beyond® stores, As Seen on TV retail kiosks in shopping malls nationwide, through direct response television and over the internet at www.thermascarf.com and www.asseenontvguys.com from October 2009 through January 2010 for between $20 and $25. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Therma Scarf and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. If purchased through the infomercial or over the internet, consumers will be contacted by Telebrands with instructions on how to obtain a full refund. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Telebrands at (800) 777-4034 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET or visit the firm's Web site at www.telebrands.com Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=99 [Source]

Telebrands Therma Scarf scarves Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date03/10/2010
Recall ID158
Recall Number10159
Product TypeClothing (Adults)
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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