Telebrands Corp., which nurtures inventions onto the infomercial screen, is recalling its Therma Scarf scarves after reports of at least five fires started by its microwaveable heat packs, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada said.
The fires were started in the flax-seed filled heat packs, which are warmed in the microwave. Three of the fires caused damage to the microwaves.
Telebrands is recalling 100,000 of the Chinese-made scarves, which were sold for $20-$25 at Bed Bath & Beyond, As Seen on TV kiosks in malls, infomercials and at www.thermascarf.com and www.asseenontvguys.com from October 2009 through January 2010.
If you have one of scarves you are asked to stop using it and return it to where it was purchased for a refund. Telebrands said it would contact all consumers who purchased the scarves through either infomercials or on the web with details about getting their money back.
For more information, call Telebrands at (800) 777-4034 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Time.
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