HomeRecall categoriesElectricalBIG W—"Living Essentials" Electric Blanket (RE-ANNOUNCED - PRA2011/12679)

BIG W—"Living Essentials" Electric Blanket (RE-ANNOUNCED - PRA2011/12679)

PRA number: 2012/13102
Date published: 19th April 2012

Product information

Product description

"Living Essentials" electric blanket

Identifying features

Detachable controller model numbers:
EBC100 & EBC101
DEBC220 & DEBC221
DEBC300 & DEBC301

What are the defects?

In instances where there is a severe bend in the electrical supply lead at the connector between the detachable controller and the blanket, there is a risk of an electrical short circuit occuring.

What are the hazards?

There is a risk of fire and/or electrocution.

Where the product was sold

  • Nationally

Traders who sold this product



Gerard Sourcing & Manufacturing

What should consumers do?

Cease using the electric blanket immediately and disconnect it from the power supply.

Consumers may return the product to the place of purchase for a full cash refund.

Alternatively, GSM International will arrange for a replacement controller or electric blanket to be sent to consumers. Simply phone 1300 373 199 or email service@gsmsales.com.au between 9:00 am–4:00 pm (Mon-Fri AEST).

To assist in the recall process, please inspect your blanket to confirm that the detachable controller is marked with one of the listed model numbers shown above.