Safety notice and product recall - risk of fire

Thu 25 Jul, 2013

Community safety staff at Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service would like to draw the public’s attention to a product recall issued by Debenhams.

It concerns two types of electric blanket from the Sleeping Beauty range - model number SB1001 (single tie-on underblanket) and model number SB1002 (double tie-on underblanket) – with production dates of 09/11 or 08/12.

The model numbers appear at the top of the label stitched to the blanket seam, and the production dates at the bottom right of the same label.

These electric blankets were sold in Debenhams stores and online between October 2011 and June 2013. The company says they may have an electrical fault that could cause the electrical cable to short out.

This could result in the user getting an electric shock or the electric blanket overheating and catching fire.

If you have one of the affected electric blankets, you should stop using it immediately and return it to any Debenhams store for a full refund.

For more information, visit The Debenhams Blog website.