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Safety Alert

Emson Recalls UComfy Heat Wraps 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: UComfy Neck and Shoulder Heat Wrap

Hazard: The heat wrap can overheat, posing a burn hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Emson at 800-423-4248 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.emsoninc.com and click on Product Recall for more information.

Units: About 10,000

Description: This recall involves UComfy Neck and Shoulder Heat wraps. The product is an electric powered wrap that provides heat to the user's neck, shoulders and upper back. The wraps come in two colors: beige (item number 9700FE) and blue (item number 9699FE). The item numbers appear on the product washing instructions label. The electric controller unit states "TYPE HP74." The connection between the power supply and the heat wrap has 4 prongs. Ucomfy is printed at the top of the white label attached to the heat wraps.

Incidents/Injuries: Emson has received 16 reports of the heat wraps overheating, including three reports of burns.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heat wraps and contact Emson to receive a free replacement wrap. Emson is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Sold at: HSN, Groupon and other online retailers from October 2015 through November 2015 for about $40.

Importer: E. Mishan & Sons, Inc. (Emson), of New York

Manufactured in: China