Safety Alert Number 1003328


Telebrands Recalls Scarves with Microwaveable Heat
Packs Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
Release # 10-159
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 777-4034
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named
below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately
unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Therma Scarf scarves
Units: About 98,500 in the United States and about 1,500 in Canada
Importer: Telebrands Corp. , of Fairfield, N.J. Hazard: The heat packs can overheat when heated in a microwave oven, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received seven reports of overheating, including five fires, three of which resulted in property
damage to the microwave. Two of the incidents were in Canada. No injuries have been reported. Description: The recalled scarves have pockets and microwaveable heat packs composed of flax seeds. The scarves are made of
polyester/cotton, and were sold in black and camel colors. Sold at: Bed Bath & Beyond(r) stores, As Seen on TV retail kiosks in shopping malls nationwide, through direct response
television and over the internet at www.thermascarf.com and www.asseenontvguys.com from October 2009 through January 2010
for between $20 and $25. Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Therma Scarf and return it to the place of purchase for a full
refund. If purchased through the infomercial or over the internet, consumers will be contacted by Telebrands with instructions on
how to obtain a full refund. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Telebrands at (800) 777-4034 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET or visit the
firm's Web site at www.telebrands.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=991
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10159.html