A recall on approximately 350,000 electric blankets and heating pads was issued by Bedsure International on March 9, 2023. The white digital controller on these products can malfunction and lead to injuries from overheating and igniting on fire. The electric blankets were sold in a variety of colors, including black, beige, blue, navy, red, and gray, either in solid colors or in a plaid pattern. Recalled model numbers are as follows: BS-HB5060, BS-HB6284, BS-HB7284, and BS-LV0A. In addition, the company is recalling electric heating pads under the following model numbers: BS-HP2422, BS-HP1224, and BS-HP2433.
Owners of these blankets and heating pads have been asked by the manufacturer to stop using the products immediately. Consumers can contact Bedsure International for a full refund, which may be acceptable if you were spared from a serious accident. If you’ve sustained an injury, on the other hand, your best option is to contact us for a free consultation on your rights and legal options. To learn about the compensation you may be owed by the manufacturer, please take some time to speak with one of our attorneys.
Injuries from a Defective Electric Blanket
Fires have been associated with electric blankets for many years, and the responsibility falls on the manufacturer to compensate the consumer when there is a known defect that was caused during the manufacturing process. Keep in mind that there have been 137 reports so far of the blankets overheating, melting, burning, and catching fire.
Thermal burns are the most common injury in these situations, which can lead to permanent scars, infections, and loss of function due to nerve damage. If there is a fire, victims can also suffer from the effects of smoke inhalation, such as fainting, seizures, and carbon monoxide poisoning. Seeking medical attention immediately is the best way to prevent lifelong complications from your injuries.
What to Do if You’ve been Burned by this Product
Your actions following an unsafe product accident will determine the strength of your case against the manufacturer. To protect your interests and secure the payment you are entitled to, please take these steps:
- Capture images of your injuries, the product in question, and the accident scene right away using your phone, tablet, etc.
- If you can, obtain contact information from witnesses so they can provide you with a statement.
- Get medical treatment right away to maximize your chances of recovery and document the level of harm you’ve suffered.
- Contact Bedsure International to report the accident, but say no if they offer a refund or ask you to return the product.
- Call us right away to determine the best course of action with guidance from a product liability lawsuit attorney.
How can I Join a Class Action Lawsuit on This Case?
Considering how soon this recall was announced, we are still in the process of talking to victims and investigating these incidents. However, a class action lawsuit is a high possibility when a recall involves 350,000 units of the same product. If you’re interested in exploring legal options like a class action claim, mass tort, or personal injury lawsuit, please give us a call as soon as possible. A product recall lawyer will be happy to answer your questions and help you initiate the legal process that’s right for you.
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You don’t have to suffer with the costs of a defective product injury when DTLA Law Group is by your side. We have the skill and experience to fight for your rights and bring you maximum payment for your injuries. We are available 24/7, so contact our office if you’re interested in a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys.