BIG W—"Living Essentials" Electric Blanket (RE-ANNOUNCED - PRA2011/12679)
What are the defects?
In instances where there is a severe bend in the electrical supply lead at the connector between the detachable controller and the blanket, there is a risk of an electrical short circuit occuring.
What are the hazards?
There is a risk of fire and/or electrocution.
What should consumers do?
Cease using the electric blanket immediately and disconnect it from the power supply.
Consumers may return the product to the place of purchase for a full cash refund.
Alternatively, GSM International will arrange for a replacement controller or electric blanket to be sent to consumers. Simply phone 1300 373 199 or email email@example.com between 9:00 am–4:00 pm (Mon-Fri AEST).
To assist in the recall process, please inspect your blanket to confirm that the detachable controller is marked with one of the listed model numbers shown above.
Office of the technical regulator (SA) is the responsible regulator for this recall.