Heated pet mats recalled for fire, electric shock hazards

By WEEK Producer

Heated pet mats recalled for fire, electric shock hazards

August 16, 2012 Updated Aug 16, 2012 at 1:40 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A brand of heated mats for pets has been voluntarily recalled by its makers due to fire and electrical shock hazards. 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the heated mats have poor wiring and construction, posing a fire and electrical shock hazard to consumers. 

The firm has received two reports of the mats catching on fire, including property damage. One fire involved the asphyxiation death of a dog.

The mats were sold exclusively on Amazon.com from July 2011 through March 2012 for about $19.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pet mats and contact World Class to receive a full refund. The firm is also directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled product.

For more information, contact World Class Inc. toll-free at (888) 941-5079 or email the firm at gsiamazon@gmail.com.  For additional information, please visit http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12743.html.

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