Rural King has received 4 reports of the blankets and throws overheating, including 2 incidents that resulted in fires. One consumer suffered a burn injury to their foot. According to the recall notice:
The blankets’ and throws’ electric cord can overheat and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards.
Rural King recalled the Bellavie queen-size electric blanket (cream color) and the electric-heated throw blanket (brown color).
They were sold in cream and brown colors and in two sizes: 50″ x 60″ (smaller than twin size) and 84″ x 90″ (queen size).
Model numbers starting with BLV-OB and ending in 200, 201A, 201B, 201C, 202, 202BN, 202CM, 203, 204A1, 204A2, 204A3, 204A2BR , 204A2CM, 205B1, 205B2, 205B3 or 206C1 can be found on a corner tag. Matton Rural King Supply, Inc. is printed on the back of the tag.
They were sold at Rural King stores and online at www.ruralking.com between October 2017 and December 2017 for $30-$60.
Customers should immediately stop using the recalled electric blankets and throws and contact Rural King for a full refund.
For more information, consumers can call Rural King at 800-561-1752 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or go online at www.RuralKing.com and click on the “Safety Recall Information” link at the bottom of the page.