Friday, March 15, 2013

BrightLight Blankets Recalled by IdeaVillage Due to Burn Hazard

BrightLight Blankets Recalled by IdeaVillage Due to Burn Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: March 14, 2013

Recall number: 13-730

Name of product: Battery-powered BrightLight(tm) blankets

Hazard: The batteries in the blanket can overheat, posing a burn hazard.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blankets and contact IdeaVillage for a free replacement blanket. IdeaVillage is contacting its customers directly.

Consumer Contact: IdeaVillage, toll-free at (866) 655-4342, from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday and Tuesday, 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PT Wednesday, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. PT Thursday and Friday or for more information.

Units: About 5,200

Photos are available at:

Description: The recalled BrightLight blankets are 40-inch by 60-inch white, polyester blankets with LED lights that change color. The blanket has a battery compartment in a zippered pouch on the edge of the blanket.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of batteries overheating, including one report of a minor burn to a finger.

Sold exclusively at: Online at and by phone from July 2012 through August 2012 for about $40.

Importer: IdeaVillage Products Corp. of Wayne, N.J

Manufacturer: Wellbrain International, of China

Manufactured in: China

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