The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) yesterday issued a product recall for Linda electric blankets from Gerard Sourcing and Manufacturing.

Gerard Sourcing and Manufacturing is conducting a voluntary recall of the Linda Super Slumber/Sleep Safe electric blanket due to a risk of fire or electric shock.

According to the company, in instances where there is a severe bend to the electrical supply lead located at the connector to the blanket, there is a potential risk for an electrical shock or electrocution.

The electric blankets involved in the recall include models SUPSLMAN-LS, SUPSLMAN-LS/F, SUPSLMAN-DQ and SPLSFW-SL/F, and batch codes WE001/0804, WE001/0807, WE001/0813 and WE001/0815.

The recalled Linda Super Slumber/Sleep Safe electric blanket was for sale between March 2008 and November 2009 from Harris Scarfe stores in New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria.

Gerard Sourcing and Manufacturing International has arranged to provide replacement controllers and consumers are advised to call 1300 373 993 between 9.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday to make arrangements for the replacement controller to be sent to them.