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Recall Alert | Heated Mats for Pets Recalled

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Heated Mats for Pets Recalled by World Class Due to Fire and Electrical Shock Hazards to Consumers; Sold Exclusively at Amazon.com

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Indoor Pet Heating Comfort Pad Mats

Units: About 25

Importer: World Class Inc., of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Manufacturer: Fuzhou Senhor Leisure Products Co., Ltd., of China

Hazard: The heated mats have poor wiring and construction, posing a fire and electrical shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of the mats catching on fire, including property damage. One fire involved the asphyxiation death of a dog.

Description: This recall involves "GSI electronic 50W indoor pet heating comfort pad mats" with model number GKC2G002. The mats are polyester, were sold in various shapes and sizes and have a white electrical cord. They were sold in a variety of colors, including beige and pink.

Sold exclusively: Online at www.amazon.com from July 2011 through March 2012 for about $19.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumer should immediately stop using the recalled pet mats and contact World Class to receive a full refund. The firm is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled product.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact World Class Inc. toll-free at (888) 941-5079 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m ET Monday through Thursday, or email the firm at gsiamazon@gmail.com

 

 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.


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