Rural King has issued a recall for electric heated blankets and throws due to fire and burn hazards. The blankets’ and throws’ electric cord can overheat and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards.
This recall involves approximately 9,600 of Rural King’s electric heated blankets and throws. The 100% polyester blankets and throws were sold in cream and brown colors and in two sizes: 50 x 60 inches (smaller than a twin size) and 84 x 90 inches (queen size). They have one or two multi-setting controllers attached to the electric cord. 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.
The blankets and throws were sold at Rural King stores nationwide and online at www.ruralking.com from October 2017 through December 2017 for between $30 and $60.
Rural King has received four reports of the blankets and throws overheating. Two incidents resulted in fires and one burn injury to a consumer’s foot. Customers should immediately stop using the recalled blankets and throws and contact Rural King for a full refund.