Heated pet beds recalled for fire and electric shock hazard

Your house catches fire, your dog dies from smoke inhalation. Who do you blame? China. What’s the product (this time)? Heated pet beds. The problem? Faulty wiring and shoddy construction. Surprised? Don’t be, honey. It’s just another day in the sleazy, corrupt world of manufacturing in China.

The electric beds pose a fire and an electrical shock hazard to people and their pets. The firm was alerted to the problem after receiving two reports of the mats catching on fire, including property damage. One fire involved the asphyxiation death of a dog.

The heated beds were sold on Amazon and were made in China for a company in NY called, oddly enough, World Class. The name of the product is ‘Indoor Pet Heating Comfort Pad Mats’ sold exclusively on Amazon.
The heated mats have crappy wiring and construction. , posing a fire and electrical shock hazard to consumers.

This recall involves “GSI electronic 50W indoor pet heating comfort pad mats” with model number GKC2G002. The mats are polyester, were sold in various shapes and sizes and have a white electrical cord. They were sold in a variety of colors, including beige and pink (see below).

They were sold exclusively online at www.amazon.com from July 2011 through March 2012 for about $19.

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

Consumer can find out more information by contacting World Class Inc. toll-free at (888) 941-5079 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m ET Monday through Thursday, or email the firm at gsiamazon@gmail.com.

Thanks a heap, China.

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