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Shop LC recalls electric blankets

The blankets’ heating coils can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards

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Shop LC of Austin, Texas, is recalling about 1,650 electric heated micro plush flannel sherpa throw blankets.

The blankets’ heating coils can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

The firm has received four reports of the blanket found burning, including one report of a minor burn to a consumer’s lower body.

The recall involves Shop LC’s heated micro plush flannel sherpa throw blankets. The blankets were sold in gray, blue, beige, red or brown and measures about 50 by 60 inches. “Homesmart” can be found on a label on the sherpa side of the blanket.

All blankets with date code 22217 and model number OB205B2 are included in the recall. The date code is printed on the bottom right corner of the textile label, sewn on the fleece side of each blanket.

The blankets, manufactured in Chin a, were sold exclusively on Shop LC television networks airing on DirecTV channels 75 and 226, Dish Network channels 274 and 225, AT&T channels 399 and 1399, Verizon channel 159, Comcast, Cox, Time Warner, Charter, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV and online at www.shoplc.com. from November 2017, through January 2018, for about $50.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blankets and contact Shop LC for a full refund. The firm is contacting all known purchasers.

Consumers may contact Shop LC toll-free at 877-899-0078 anytime or online at www.shoplc.com and click Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

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