On March 10, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and Telebrands Corp. announced a voluntary recall of approximately 98,500 Therma Scarf scarves, citing a possible fire and burn hazard to consumers. The scarves were sold in Bed Bath & Beyond stores, As Seen on TV kiosks, through infomercials on TV, and online from October 2009 through January 2010.
The recalled Therma Scarf scarves contain a heating pack that can overhead when the product is warmed in a microwave oven. The company has received seven reports of the scarves overheating, including five fires involving property damage to the microwave.
The recall affects all Therma Scarf products with pockets and microwaveable heating packs filled with flax seeds. The scarves were sold in black and camel colors.
Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled scarves immediately and return the item to the place of purchase for a full refund.