Electric Blanket and Circular Saw Hazards

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Electric Blanket and Circular Saw Hazards

July 22, 2010 Updated Aug 21, 2007 at 12:03 PM EST

International Home Fashions is recalling these electric warming throws.

They're sold under the Classic Beauty Rest name.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says when the blankets are bunched or folded, they can overheat and start a fire.

The blankets were made in China.

They were sold at Kmart, through Fingerhut catalogs and LTD Commodities website from August 2006 through February of this year.

International Home Fashions will replace the blankets with two non-electric throws.

Call (800) 905-0799 or visit the website www.intlhomefash.com.

Also, Robert Bosh Tool is recalling Skil brand circular saws.

The CPSC reports a problem with the safety lock-out on the trigger switch, which could result in lacerations.

A few users have reported the saw stays on after the trigger is released.

The recall involves Skil circular saw models 5650, 5700, 5750, 5755.

They were sold January 2002 through December 2006.

Robert Bosh Tool will have the saw repaired for free.

Call (866) 761-5572 or visit the website www. skil.com.
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