If you think the Target recall for the heating fans was going to be the last winter product recall, here are more products which will make you think twice.
For the second time, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has issued a recall notice to customers who have bought the Lumina electric blankets in single, queen and king sizes from 2010, 2012 and 2013.
The notice by the ACCC says that the cord between the controller and the blanket may become fatigued, resulting in a potential short circuit or arcing which runs the risk of fire or electric shock.
If you have purchased these products, please return them to the outlet where you made the purchase to receive a full refund.
If you know anyone who uses electric blankets, please also alert them as these ones could cause them harm.
Product description: Lumina electric blankets.
Single: Product Number: 8311 | Model Number: EB91SB
Queen: Product Number: 7177 | Model Number: EB193QB
King: Product Number: 7259 | Model Number: EB203KB
Single, queen and king sizes with batch code 04/2013 sold between 1 April 2013 – 30 April 2013
Single, queen and king sizes with batch code 04/2012 sold between 1 April 2012 – 30 April 2012
Single and king sizes with batch code 04/10 sold between 1 April 2010 – 30 April 2010
The products are marked with the electrical approval number, N20135 (2010 and 2012) and SAA121205EA (2013).
Other signs to look out for:
What are the defects: The cord between the controller and the blanket may become fatigued, resulting in a potential short circuit or arcing.
What are the hazards: Risk of fire or electric shock.
Where the product was sold: Nationally
Traders who sold this product: Aldi.
Supplier: Global Source Trading Pty Ltd.
What you should do: Immediately cease using the blanket and return it to your nearest ALDI
Store for a full refund. For further information call Global Source Trading Pty Ltd’s support line on 1300 554 124 between 9am and 5pm EST (Mon-Fri) or email [email protected]
Here’s the recall notice published by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission.