Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

BrightLight Blankets Recalled by IdeaVillage Due to Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Battery-powered BrightLight blankets

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

Remedy: Replace

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 www.brightlightblanketrecall.com for more information.

Units: About 5,200

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.

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

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

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

Manufactured in: China