Berkshire Electric Blanket and Heated Throws Recalled Due To Risk of Overheating, Thermal Burn Risks
Federal safety officials are urging consumers to stop using certain Berkshire heated blankets and throws, following multiple reports of problems where the electric blankets began melting and overheating while in use.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the Berkshire Blanket Heated Throws and Blankets recall on November 30, warning that nearly 30,000 Berkshire blankets and throws may contain a manufacturing defect that can cause the blankets to overheat, increasing the risk of a burn injury or fire.
To date, officials have received at least nine reports of the heated throws and blankets overheating. No injuries have been reported in connection to the recalled heated blankets and throws.
Did You Know?
Millions of Philips CPAP Machines Recalled
Philips DreamStation, CPAP and BiPAP machines sold in recent years may pose a risk of cancer, lung damage and other injuries.Learn More
Berkshire Heated Throws and Blankets Recall
The recall includes Berkshire Heated Throws and Blankets manufactured in queen, twin, full, and king sizes, which are controlled by a white digital controller unit. The blankets and throws were sold in a variety of colors and patterns, including blue, cream, gray, hummus, striped blue, and snowflake.
Recalled Berkshire blanket heated throws contain model numbers ranging from 05012218641-06302218641, 05012218642-06302218642, 05012218806-06302218806, 05012218807-06302218807, 05012218828-06302218828, 05012218811-06302218811, 05012218809-06302218809, 05012218810-06302218810, 050122E0551-063022E0551, and 050122E0549-063022E0549.
Berkshire blanket heated blankets contain model numbers ranging from 050122E0545-063022E0545, 050122E0546-063022E0546, 050122E0550-063022E0550 and 050122E0544-063022E0544.
Customers are able to identify whether their blanket or throw are included in the recall by checking the model number located on a white label on the back of the throws and blankets.
The Berkshire Heated Throws and Blankets were manufactured by Berkshire Blanket & Home Co. of Ware, Massachusetts, and were distributed nationwide through L.L. Bean, Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), and online retailers including berkshireblanket.com, amazon.com, target.com, macys.com, and qvc.com from August 2022 to October 2023.
Consumers can receive a full refund from Berkshire Blanket & Home Co. by completing a recall registration form online at www.recallrtr.com/BerkshireBlanket or https://berkshireblanket.com/ by clicking on ‘’Recall Information’’ and including a photograph of the recalled Berkshire Heated Throws or Blankets, showing the cut cord and another photo of the wash label after writing ‘’Refund’’ and an assigned 5-digit refund code on the wash label to receive a full refund.
Get more articles like this sent directly to your inbox.
"*" indicates required fields
More Top Stories
A federal judge has scheduled the initial status conference for coordinated GLP-1 RA drug stomach paralysis lawsuit pretrial proceedings for March 14.
U.S. government attorneys now say they want each plaintiff in a Camp Lejeune lawsuit to prove specific causation, which seems to run counter to the intent of the law passed by Congress.
Those seeking to apply for leadership positions in Suboxone injury lawsuits have until March 1 to file with the court.