Gerard Sourcing & Manufacturing—LINDA Electric Blanket (this recall is an extension of PRA2010/11625)

PRA number

2011/12679

Published date

Product description

LINDA electric blanket, Super Slumber / Sleep Safe

Blankets sold at Harris Scarfe (NSW, SA, TAS and VIC) between March 2009 and November 2009 were recalled in May 2010.

In May 2011, GSM announced that the recall had been extended to include electric blankets sold at BIG W stores nationally from March 2007 to November 2009.
LINDA Electric Blanket photo
Identifying features
Models: SUPSLMAN-LS, SUPSLMAN-LS/F, SUPSLMAN-DQ, SUPSLMAN-DQ/F, SPLSFW-LS/F, SPLSFW-DQ/F, SSPSFW-K/F, SUPSLMAN-LS/TD Batch Codes: WE001/0702, WE001/0704, WE001/0708, WE001/0709, WE001/0711, WE001/0714, WE001/0804, WE001/0807, WE001/0813 and WE001/0815

Other identifying numbers

Models: SUPSLMAN-LS, SUPSLMAN-LS/F, SUPSLMAN-DQ, SUPSLMAN-DQ/F, SPLSFW-LS/F, SPLSFW-DQ/F, SSPSFW-K/F, SUPSLMAN-LS/TD

Batch Codes: WE001/0702, WE001/0704, WE001/0708, WE001/0709, WE001/0711, WE001/0714, WE001/0804, WE001/0807, WE001/0813 and WE001/0815

What are the defects?

In instances where there is a severe bend in the electrical supply lead located at the connector to the blanket, there is a risk of an electrical short circuit.

What are the hazards?

Possibility of electric shock/electrocution or fire.

What should consumers do?

To ensure ongoing safe operation, GSM International has arranged to provide replacement controllers.

Consumers should phone 1300 373 199 or email service@gsmsales.com.au Between 9:00am - 4:00pm (Mon - Fri) to make arrangements for the replacement controller(s) to be sent to you.

To assist in the recall process, please inspect your blanket to confirm that your model number and batchcode is included in the recall.

Supplier

Gerard Sourcing & Manufacturing

Traders who sold this product

BIG W and Harris Scarfe

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Dates available for sale

-

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.