Overheating Risk Leads to Recall of 5,200 BrightLight Blankets

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An overheating hazard has prompted the Wayne, New Jersey-based IdeaVillage Products Corporation to announce the recall of BrightLight blankets that run off of battery power.  These white, polyester items have LEDs which shift color while in use.  5,200 such products are thought to be affected by the recall, and each was sold exclusively by the Brightlightpillow website and phone number between July and August of last year.  Overheating of the batteries is a possibility, something which could lead a user to be burned.  One such minor burn has been reported, as have three additional incidents in which overheating occurred.  The items should not be used; instead, IdeaVillage should be contacted by those seeking a replacement item.

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