An overheating hazard has prompted IdeaVillage Products Corporation to announce the recall of BrightLight blankets that run off of battery power. These white, polyester items have LEDs which shift color while in use. 5,200 such products are thought to be affected by the recall, and each was sold exclusively by the Brightlightpillow website and phone number between July and August of last year.
Overheating of the batteries is a possibility, something which could lead a user to be burned. One such minor burn has been reported, as have three additional incidents in which overheating occurred.
If you or a family member have suffered significant burn injuries as the result of using a defective electric blanket or other defective product please contact one of our personal injury attorneys at Swartz & Swartz, P.C.. You can call us at (617) 742-1900, or if you are outside the Boston area, call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. We are here to answer your questions and discuss how to protect your legal rights.