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I am always cold, always! I wanted it for my birthday in December and got it from Costco (so we do get our money back), however, that is not what I wanted. Up until it quit working (38 days) it was perfect! I loved it! The color (royal blue), the size (oversized king), the fabric (micro-plush fiber), the dual controls (my spouse does not like it as warm as I do), etc., and then one day it just quit working. I followed all of the troubleshooting steps, checked online for any tips and nothing! They don't have anymore and I refuse to pay almost double the price anywhere else along with a color that I don't want for such a hefty purchase! Very disappointed in this clear design flaw, based on all of the complaints listed everywhere on this very product!
I bought a queen electric blanket in November. It worked great for about 2 weeks then it just stopped heating up! You can't even tell that's on!! I've had it more than 30 days so Wal-Mart won't replace it! I'm very disappointed with this product.
I have seen some pretty bad reviews for Sunbeam products, but I have never had any issues. My 88 year old great grandmother used this heated throw blanket all day every day for a few months before she passed away and now the blanket is mine. It never overheated for her and it hasn't for me. Low heat delivers a pleasant subtle warmth, medium is a very calming snugly heat, and high is great for winter or in cold rooms which helps save on heating costs. I love the 3 hour automatic shutoff because it gives me peace of mind in case I accidentally fall asleep with it on. I believe it was purchased in store unlike a lot of the bad reviews I have seen. As with any appliance, I recommend not buying from places like eBay because that just isn't bright. Anyways, I love this product as well as my Sunbeam heating pad and hand heating pad. As far as I am concerned, 5 stars all the way!
I have had several of these due to chronic pain issues. Unfortunately, they do NOT last long. I am only getting 6 months max on them and then have to fight with Sunbeam to replace the product. I've had to turn at least 3 back in to Sunbeam. This is all due to control failure, overheating, and the item just stopping to work all of the sudden. Today I had another break and the controller is actually melted in. This is the 2nd one in the past 2 years that this has happened with. Luckily I only use it myself and monitor the use very carefully otherwise my whole freaking house could burn down. This is VERY frustrating, inconvenient, and scary. Sunbeam needs to fix their product and discontinue selling them until then!
I have had the Sunbeam heated mattress before and bought another because we did like it a lot. The new one lasted barely a year. I have to pay to return their defective product and they will replace it. Customer service representatives are very rude and condescending not mention you will be on hold for quite a long time before you have a person to speak with. If you want a product that will last do not buy a Sunbeam product.
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I purchased a queen electric blanket in April 2017. I put it on my bed recently for the winter months ahead and noticed it was not heating at all. I called customer service and after some troubleshooting it was determined I have a faulty blanket. I was told to return it (at my own expense) and they would replace it. I don't feel I should have to pay to ship them their own damaged product. Buy Biddeford, I've never had a problem with their blankets. I will not be purchasing any Sunbeam products in the future.
I found this to be a nice heating pad with some vibrating massage being a helpful addition. It has been used a few hours a week for 2 months and 1 of the 2 massage motors has stopped. The second motor barely operates. If I pay for shipping to a Sunbeam repair center they will fix it and return it in 6 weeks. This is the 4th Sunbeam heating product I have had fail in the first 2 months of ownership. I would strongly recommend avoiding their product unless you don't care how long it lasts.
The controller began to overheat. It actually became so I slightly burned my hand when trying to adjust the heat setting. This is dangerous. This is the second Sunbeam heating pad I've purchased. They are great for a few months only. The last one I had had the flashing light and F. Never worked again.
I ordered the 1st one (Sunbeam microplush heated blanket) on 11/17. It heated good for 2 weeks then quit. I ordered the 2nd one in March after Walmart would not exchange it. It heated good 2 times then started to only get warm on high heat, and went out after 2 mths. So spent a little more money to get a Sunbeam with a digital controller. It heated good for the first 2 weeks and they kept turning up the heat 1 click every other night. Now after having the blanket 2 months it barely heats on the high setting. So basically I have spent almost $200 dollars for 3 electric full size blankets in 7 months time which is BS. I need a dependable blanket for everyday use for severe ankle arthritis, but your product is just a waste of money. Your products are just like opening a box of chocolates, so Forrest Gump said, you can never tell what you get. Thank you for your time and will not purchase another Sunbeam product. They just don't last for the money.
Purchased a Sunbeam microwave Oct 24, 2017. Started sparking, smoking and burning Jan 7, 2018 (3 months). Called number on microwave rather than Target where I purchased it. Big mistake. CS rep says, "Peel label on back of microwave, paste to plain white paper, copy the receipt, send to Galanz NJ HQ via trackable method and wait 8-10 wks for refund. Also... don’t throw the oven away until you receive refund." Stupid but I did as told. Apparently ovens are made by Galanz, a Chinese co., so Sunbeam washes their hands of it. Galanz only has China phone number listed on their NJ website, so you can’t call without adding more cost & they probably don’t speak English if you did spend the money. It’s 4 months later. Still no refund. Escalated by CS rep, via email, to corporate accounting to find out where refund is.
Called back in 2 wks. “No answer from corporate”. Supervisor gives same answer. “We don’t know, we can only email, there is no phone number for our corporate offices and we haven’t heard back yet.” Each time I call, same excuses. Last time she added a new one... They recently moved & were behind in refunds. Asked her when they moved, first she stuttered, then she thought March. I said, “I started the clock for 8-10 wks. Wait on JAN 16th when they signed for the documents that I sent to the “new” address they supposedly just moved to in March.” She couldn’t explain that fact. They are all just a bunch of liars, trying their best to make you get too tired to fight. I’m retired. I’m not going away... Got plenty of time to be a thorn in their side. They are crooks who steal your money and don’t stand behind their products. I’m leaving reviews wherever I can to warn people of Sunbeam and Oster products.
I have had this heating pad for a couple of months. It blinks red and I have tried to reset it several times and it works for about 2 seconds. This is a crappy product, but unfortunately I really need it. I do not have the $$$ to buy another one at $45 and I don't have the $$$ to send it back. You guys should stand behind your product. I have had several of your heating pads, with the same damn problem, with you guys offering the same damn solution. "Send it back and we will replace it." It does me no damn good because I have NOTHING to relieve the pain from a herniated disk and bulging disk which is going to require surgical intervention.
Shame on you guys for not standing behind your product and for putting the burden on the customer who have spent hard-earned $$$$ on your product(s). I borrowed a heating pad from my mom that is over 20+ years old for my back which I have problems with also hence the numerous number of your heating pads that I have purchased. If they can make heating pads back in the 90s that last, then why the hell has technology taken a nose dive with the new heating pads? Beyond ridiculous and I'm beyond fed up. Bad product and awful customer service.
After repeated emails, I finally got a response and a replacement is on the way. I am happy about that. Hope the new one lasts.
I purchased a Sunbeam Reversible Sherpa/Mink Heated Throw from Amazon. After 4 months, it stopped heating. I followed the troubleshooting recommendation from an subsequent Sunbeam email to no avail. Sunbeam expects me to ship the item to a service center in another city at my expense which is half the cost of the original purchase price. Other companies always send a pre-paid shipping label to send item at their expense. Their promise on the Amazon listing of complete customer satisfaction is a big lie. I will never purchase from this company again.
I purchased a Sunbeam warming throw through Amazon in January of 2018. It worked consistently for about a month and then became unreliable -wouldn't get very hot or only part of it would heat slightly. I called Sunbeam and got the runaround. I spent a while giving them information and testing the throw only to have them tell me it would be better if I returned it to Amazon, but the 30 day return period had already expired. Then I was told that Amazon buys older stock from them which accounts for it being unreliable was the implication. So why is Sunbeam selling unreliable, older stock to Amazon?
After waiting 20 minutes on hold to see if they would send me a label with free shipping to return the product under the warranty, I was told to package it up, make my own label, pay the postage myself and return it for repair (4-6 weeks). They counseled me in the future to buy from their website and not from Amazon. I have had numerous heating pads that have also failed under warranty due to faulty electronic controls. In the future, I won't be purchasing Sunbeam products from them or Amazon. Not worth the headache!
I built and opened a new 22 room motel in 2014. I bought 23 kettles Model KE2350 type 425 from Good Guys. Within 12 months 3 of the units blew and tripped the power fuse in the motel unit. I complained to Sunbeam who stated that the failure rate of over 10% was unusual, there had not been other complaints about this product. What a load of rubbish. Now, I have 7 units still working (in rooms with lowest use) and a failure rate of 67%. DO NOT BUY THIS CHEAP, CRAPPY AND USELESS PRODUCT. Matter of fact, read the other reviews of Sunbeam products and just don't buy their CHEAP and NASTY products.
I have bought 2 Sunbeam heating pads and 2 heating throws. I had my 1st heating pad and throw 5+ years and they were great and outlived the warranty. I now have 2 new ones that the heating pad is past the 3 year warranty and still going strong. My heating throw is just 1 year old and is extremely comfy. I have read so many bad reviews on these 2 products and it baffles me. I'm wondering if people actually order their products directly from the company. It seems not one person has returned their non working items back to the store they purchased it from.
If I open something & it doesn't work I don't call the manufacturer. I simply return it from where I purchased it, there isn't many places that doesn't accept returns whether you have the receipt or not. Department stores, drug stores, Amazon and eBay have no problem returning defective items back unlike customers who did not buy it directly from the manufacturer.
If you register your products as soon as you get them and it's over 90 days then I understand calling the manufacturer. I have been fortunate to have been able to email companies I did have issues with and get a prompt response. Most of the complaints I've read made it appear they did not work from the time they opened them when they got home. In my experience Sunbeam has always been a company that makes great product and I will continue to purchase products that carry its name.
I have owned vintage electric blankets from Sunbeam over the years and they all worked well. I had bought a new one recently and am very disappointed. First off the blanket control would blink meaning it has uncounted a glitch and is not functioning. I looked up this problem on SB's website and it seems they explain it as a safety issue. If the blanket gets too hot it will shut off and blink. OK well I did have it doubled over at night and maybe this was the issue. So I turned it from 5 to 3 and made sure it was flat. Well that worked for a few nights but now it's back to turning off twice in the night. Not sure what the hell is going on but this is one POS product. I don't know of the Chicoms cannot make an electric blanket or WTF is going on. But I am not happy with Sunbeam.
I bought a Sunbeam king size heating pad. Around the 9th month after the plastic where the cord goes into it split and tore loose. Contacted company by email. Gave them all the info they asked for and then after that never got a response and still can't get one. If you buy one of their products you are a dumb person. Just check their track record. I'm going after them in small claims court. Their warranty is 5 years. Can't get a 25 product replaced under warranty so court in my town is their future!
Bought this unit several years ago. It was low priced but had all the features of the expensive brand (the one that starts with a W). The only issue we've had is one of the three igniter's does not work. Since the grill was such a budget one anyway, we just deal with it. It stays outside under its cover year round even in the snow and no sign of rotting or any issues like that.
Just got off the phone with no results... Bought heated blanket in March that had a weird odor when on thought it was new smell until hospitalized with fluid in my lungs from a reaction. Tried for a replacement sunbeam said that might be bad too. Hmmmm. So no refund. No new blanket. I am a very cold senior.
I purchased 2 heated Sunbeam heated throws and both on high setting you can barely tell they are on! They are brand new purchased on eBay still in packing never used and neither heat up enough to tell they are even on, called sunbeam they have a recording saying throws are not like old fashioned heating pads or blankets and don't heat the same. Yeah lol. They don't heat at all!!! Total junk! So I am out $70.00 not unless I can get eBay to refund my money. I always thought Sunbeam would be a reputable that's why I looked for them specifically but I guess not just want your money and give you a junk.
The water dispensing lever is made of plastic that seems to melt from the heating of the unit. After three or four weeks the handle breaks and falls off. The original version of the Hot Shot was very good, but this current version is a total waste of your money. I've had three replacements and they all failed the same way.
I have bought a new blanket every year and every year by the end of winter the blanket will not heat up at all. This year I bought a throw. Got tired of paying a higher priced blanket knowing it would only last a short time. This was the worse. I've had the throw three weeks and it is barely warming up with it set on high. It's a shoddy product. My advice don't Buy. Unfortunately because of my RA I have to have heat or I'm in severe pain. And around here it's the only product you can find in electronic blankets.
I spent 2 days trying to order items with a promotion code that they sent me. I sent several emails, but no reply. I did the online chat - they referred me to a number to call after about 30 minutes of waiting for a reply. I called the number - was only hold for 15 minutes - then they told me they couldn't help and to call another number. Finally reached someone and she was able to help - but had me up my order to get over $50 for free shipping. She said she couldn't offer it with less items. Fine - I placed an order. And then the chat lady came back online and offered me free shipping on just one item - under $50. So I told her that the phone rep said I had to get the order over $50 for free shipping and I didn't appreciate being conned, as she had just offered me free shipping on a $15 order.
Instead of validating my concern, she basically said no one made me order that many. Nice customer service! And when I told her so, she said she didn't offer me free shipping on one item. I then cut and pasted her own words, which said just that. She said I misinterpreted it. Whatever... I can see Sunbeam doesn't really care about their customers.
I have Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis, osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid arthritis. I bought a Sunbeam Electric Fleece Throw in July 2017. The low doesn't turn on. The medium is no longer warm enough and you could cook a lean cuisine on High. Bought @ Wal-mart Canada. I'm scared to use to it now in case of fire... my movements are limited with all I have so... if it would catch fire when I am in a deep sleep. I do believe the results will NOT be good in the end... so disappointed spending that much $$ on a low income just to get screwed by as big a Company as Sunbeam... Listen carefully folks. Be care very, very CAREFUL of the brands you buy when choosing an Electric throw, Electric Blanket or Electric Mattress Cover bearing the word "SUNBEAM".:(
I was using a heating pad because I was having leg cramps, so I plugged up the heating pad and no less than 7 min I felt a surge of heat and my leg was burnt. I was trying to treat it myself until it wouldn't stop hurting. About a week later I went to the doctor and was told I had 2nd degree burns with an infection. That's crazy. I'm waiting to see what Sunbeam has to say. But I'll never use their product again.
I purchased a fitted electric blanket from Myer about 3 years ago. 1 side stopped heating up shortly after purchase & Myer replaced it ok. The other side has recently stopped heating up. Myer don't want to hear about it. I will never purchase Sunbeam again!!
I purchased a Sunbeam Heating Pad in the first few days of March 2017. In the few days leading up to March 5th & using the heating pad on a recliner for pain in my lower back, I noticed even on lowest setting the heating pad was extremely hot so I used a thick towel between the heating pad and my back. On March 5th I shut off the heating pad and went to bed. Several hours later I was awoken by banging on my door and the sprinkler system raining down, I have a canopy bed so I was protected from feeling the water, besides being in a complete dead sleep from not feeling well that day. Needless to say that my apartment and the down stairs apartment were completely flooded by sprinkler system in ceiling, the fire department came took chair downstairs & 3 fire Marshal's deemed the cause to be a faulty heating pad. Thankfully no one was injured but it caused 50,000 in damages to my belongings, thankfully I had Renter's Insurance.
The lady downstairs did not but was covered by the owners of complex to my knowledge? Both apartments were deemed inhabitable & I was forced to leave the only home I knew for over 7yrs because of water damage. It would take months to restore. They care very little for the little guy, the apartment complex was income based & I could not find another income based repayment within 50miles that was available so I was forced to rent & almost pay double a month for a much smaller apartment. Sadly Sunbeam didn't give a hoot, the fire was deemed an accident and "move on" was what I got when I called. Even though it was THEIR FAULTY ITEM THAT CAUSED SUCH DESTRUCTION!!
I will NEVER use a plug in heating pad EVER again, or ANY Sunbeam product!! Sunbeam hides how many fires or harm their products cause & sadly ignore any complaints, I had the receipt and the box but they were in room where fire started and destroyed by the FIRE!! But by my credit card can provide date/time purchased at neighbor Walmart just a few days prior to the fire. I just pray that someone reads this before purchasing their product, it may just save a life because it almost took mine...
I'm well into my adulthood. The reason I've never owned an electric blanket was fear of it catching fire. I saw a Sunbeam heated throw at the end of the 2016 winter season and the price was too good to pass up. This probably almost cost me my life. I fell in love with this. Who doesn't want warm sheets and blankets while dozing off? I loved the concept that it automatically turned itself off after two hours. Well, at least that's what happened the first three months. I'd put the blanket on LOW and go to sleep and in two hours, it would automatically turn off.
Last night, thankfully I woke up about three hours after going to bed. So the heated throw should've been off at least one hour prior to me waking up. Instead, the Sunbeam heated throw was blistering hot. Thankfully I don't put it directly on my skin. I have two other sheets between the Sunbeam heated and my body. I was shocked after waking up to a fiery hot blanket! But here's the kicker, when I looked at the remote, it was OFF! So this Sunbeam heated throw malfunctioned and started delivering "high" heat when it was suppose to be off. I snatched it out of the plug. I will NEVER sleep with this thing plugged up again. In another hour or two, this Sunbeam heated throw probably would've caught on fire and I'd be dead.
In the morning I immediately Googled "Sunbeam heated throws overheat" and found a plethora of other people who have had the same thing or worse happen. So bottom line, DO NOT BUY Sunbeam products. As I read the complaints, it's not only electric blankets, it's many of their other products as well. My heart goes out to Trish of Tacoma, WA who wrote a review on this site on January 10, 2005. Don't buy Sunbeam! Or stop sleeping with it.
Bought Sunbeam Heated Mattress Pad, King, MSU1GKS-N000-11A00 online a few days ago and the electric cord length between the two controls is too short for a king mattress, only 1 control can be on the furniture beside the bed, the other can only be on the floor beside the bed. Mattress pad fits the king bed perfectly. The queen version of the electric cord must have been sent with the product. Tried to contact Sunbeam via phone, were too busy. Tried chatting, new window finally said I must log on even though I was logged onto the Sunbeam site. Tried to chat again. Same answer. Gave up.
This appliance has lasted for years, continues to perform very well. I value the "speed defrost" setting most of all. It has made a difference countless times when I've been tired & hungry. Instead of a junk food dinner, I had a healthy, tasty one at the end of a long day.
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