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Rural King recalls electric blankets and throws

The blankets’ and throws’ electric cord can overheat and catch fire

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Rural King of Mattoon, Ill., is recalling about 9,600 electric heated blankets and throws.

The blankets’ and throws’ electric cord can overheat and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards.

The company has received four reports of the blankets and throws overheating. Two incidents resulted in fires and one burn injury to a consumer’s foot.

This recall involves 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, manufactured in China, were sold at Rural King stores nationwide and online at www.ruralking.com from October 2017, through December 2017, for between $30 and $60.

What to do

Customers should immediately stop using the recalled blankets and throws and contact Rural King for a full refund.

Consumers may contact Rural King at 800-561-1752 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or online at www.ruralking.com and click on the Safety Recall Information link at the bottom of the page for more information.

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