Heated Mats for Pets Recalled by World Class Due to Fire and Electrical Shock Hazards to Consumers; Sold Exclusively at Amazon.com

Name of Product: Indoor Pet Heating Comfort Pad Mats

Units: About 25

Importer: World Class Inc., of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Manufacturer: Fuzhou Senhor Leisure Products Co., Ltd., of China

Hazard: The heated mats have poor wiring and construction, posing a fire and electrical shock hazard to consumers.

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

Description: 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.

Sold exclusively: Online at www.amazon.com from July 2011 through March 2012 for about $19.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: 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 Contact: For more information, contact 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

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