Recall: Mastex Recalls Foot Warmer Due to Burn Hazard

April 3, 2007
Alert #07-540

Mastex Recalls Foot Warmer Due to Burn Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Mastex Twin Foot Warmers

Units: About 3,000

Manufacturer: Mastex Industries LLC, of Petersburg, Va.

Hazard: The wiring in the foot warmer has a defect which can cause it to overheat. This poses a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Mastex has received five reports of foot warmers overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall includes model 400 twin foot warmers with date code FO4. The date code is located on the switch and the model number is written on the blanket. Model 405 full size foot warmers are not included in the recall.

Sold through: Specialty and gift catalogs nationwide from September 2006 through October 2006 for about $40.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these foot warmers immediately and contact the firm for information on how to receive a refund or a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Mastex collect at (804) 732-8300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or send an email to

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