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Sunbeam Heated Bedding User Instructions Manual

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Sunbeam Heated Bedding

Sunbeam Heated Bedding PRODUCT

About Sunbeam

 

Sunbeam is a brand that has been associated with a variety of consumer products over the years, primarily in the home appliance and outdoor recreational industries.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT DESTROY

When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and/or injury to persons. Misuse or failure to follow these warnings and instructions may cause overheating, fire, personal injury, and/or property damage:

  1. Be sure to read carefully all instructions before using this heated product.
  2. Do not use this heated product with an infant, child, incapacitated or immobile person, paraplegic or quadriplegic, a diabetic, anyone insensitive to heat, such as a person with poor blood circulation, or anyone who cannot clearly understand the instructions and/or operate the controls.
  3. Do not tuck in, pinch, flex, or expose the wired heating area of this heated product.
  4. Do not route electrical cords between the mattress and the box spring. Do not allow the cords to be pinched. Do not use with damaged cords. Damaged cords can lead to overheating or fire.
  5. Keep the control away from drafty areas that may become damp or wet such as an open window.
  6. Do not use pins or other metallic means ­ They may damage the electric wiring.
  7. Do not use if wet. If a spill occurs, turn heated product off, unplug, and dry before re-using.
  8. Controller is not waterproof. Do not immerse in water or other liquids.
  9. Be sure that this heated product is used only on an AC supply circuit of the proper voltage. Do not use with an extension cord. Do not use with generators, power converters, or inverters.
  10. Turn off or unplug this heated product when not in use.
  11. Excessive heating may result from folding or bunching this heated product while in use.
  12. Examine the heated product, cord, and controller before each use for signs of wear or damage. If improper operation, wear or damage is observed, discontinue its use immediately, unplug it, and call Sunbeam Consumer Care in the U.S. at 800-892-7684, or in Canada at 800-667-8623.
  13. For throw blankets and back/body pads only: Do not use with rocking chairs, recliners, chairs with casters or wheels, or other furniture subject to movement.
  14. Do not use this heated product on a waterbed, bunk bed, mechanically adjustable bed, or a child’s crib/bed.
  15. Do not use in conjunction with another electrically heated product.
  16. Do not tuck in the supply cord or control in a sofa or other furniture. All portions of this heated product should be visible at all times.
  17. Wrapping of cord around the controller may damage the cord. Loop loosely when storing. Allow to cool before storing and do not crease by placing items on top of it. Store in the original packaging, in a cool, dark, dry place.
  18. Do not dry clean this heated product. Cleaning solvents may damage the insulation of the heating element. Improper laundering may cause problems with the heating wire, which can lead to fire.
  19. Keep all dogs, cats and other pets away from this heated product. This is an electrical appliance that they can damage or be injured by.
  20. If provided with a detachable controller, use only with the provided controller.
  21. Do not use this heated product with analgesic creams, liniments, salve or ointment preparations. Skin burns could result.
  22. Check with your healthcare provider before using with a pacemaker or any medical devices.
  23. Not for hotel, motel, hospital, or other institutional use.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

NORTH AMERICAN MODELS WITH POLARIZED PLUGS:

POLARIZED PLUG

This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended to fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to modify the plug in any way. If the plug fits loosely into the AC outlet or if the AC outlet feels warm do not use that outlet.

QUICK SET-UP GUIDE

Mattress Pad & Blanket

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Heated Throw

  1. Connect the Control Cord connector and module securelySunbeam-Heated-Bedding-User-Instructions-Manual-4
  2. Plug the Power Cord into the wall

PLEASE follow these directions in the order they are given to ensure your product will work correctly. Do not turn on the product until it has been fully assembled.

CAUTION:

  • Always make sure cords and controls are NOT trapped or pinched between bed slats, mattresses, or springs, against the wall, footboard, or bed frame, or between furniture, walls, or chairs. Do not plug the main power cord into the wall outlet until you have completely set up your heated product per the instructions.
  • DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO THE PLACE OF PURCHASE. If you have any questions while setting up or using your product, please visit us on the World Wide Web at: www.sunbeam.com or contact Sunbeam Consumer Care in the U.S. at (800) 892-7684 or in Canada at (800) 667-8623.

CAUTION:

  • Do not plug the main power cord into the wall outlet until you have completely set up your heated product per the instructions.
  • Disconnect the power cord from the wall before detaching the control from the heated product.
  • Always make sure cords and controls are NOT trapped or pinched between bed slats, mattresses, or springs, against the wall, footboard, or bed frame, or between furniture, walls, or chairs.

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CAUTION: Do not attempt to force the plug. This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). To reduce the risk of electrical shock, this plug is intended to fit only one way into an outlet. If the plug does not fit in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature.

Heated Blanket, Mattress Pad, and Comforter Setup

  1. Place the heated blanket/mattress pad on the bed with the label at the foot of the bed facing upward.
  2. Connect the cord to the module at the bottom of the heated blanket/ mattress pad until the plastic hinges click into place.
    CAUTION: The cord must be COMPLETELY CONNECTED. A risk of fire could result from a loose connection.
  3. Run the control cord on the floor under the bed. Do not sandwich the cord between the mattress and the box spring. Avoid any tangling or pinching.
  4. Plug the power cord into a 110-120 volt wall outlet.
    CAUTION: Do not use with generator power or inverter.

Control Placement:

Dual Control for a heated blanket or mattress pad ­ – Place primary control (label on the back of control) on the right side of the bed.

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Single Control for a heated blanket or mattress pad – the control can be placed on either side of the bed.

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Control Chart

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* S85KQA only
If your controller does not appear on the chart, please visit our website for more information.

Control Features

Auto-Off Feature:
The “Auto-Off” feature is designed for the conservation of energy by automatically turning your blanket or mattress pad off after 10 hours of continuous use (3 hours for throws).

For Dual Controls:

  • Each control operates independently and will turn off 10 hours after the control is turned “On”.
  • Auto-Off Select* Feature (selected models only): Some models with the “Auto-Off” feature (see control chart) offer an “Auto-Off Select” button that can disable the “Auto-Off” feature so the heated product will not automatically turn off. Controls with the “Auto-Off Select” feature have the “Auto-Off” active as the default so the heated product will automatically turn off after 10 hours.
  • To disable the “Auto-Off”, press the “Auto-Off Select” button. The word “StayOn” will appear in the digital display to indicate the “Auto-Off” feature is deactivated and the heated product will NOT automatically turn off after 10 hours. The heated product will remain on until the product is manually turned off by pressing the “On/Off” button.
  • To activate auto-off, press the “Auto-Off Select” button. The word “AutoOff” will appear in the digital display to indicate the “Auto-Off” feature is activated and the heated product will automatically turn off after 10 hours.

Note:
After a power outage, the “Auto-Off” feature automatically resets the timer.

To restart all heated products after a power failure:
Press the power button and the heated product will begin to warm.

Preheat Feature (selected models only):
The preheat function will heat the bed for 30 minutes and the control will return to its original setting.

  1. To use the preheat feature, simply turn on the warming product by pressing the “On/Off” button and then press the “Preheat” button. The display will show “PH” while the function is activated.
  2. To reset the preheat feature, simply turn off the control by pressing the “On/Off” button and then turn it back on by pressing the “On/Off” button.

Using Your Control:

  1. To turn the control on, press the “On/Off” button.
    Note: For SelectTouchTM and SleekSetTM controls, the backlit display light will reset itself by flashing “88” and then will return to the previous setting and will begin to warm.
  2. Note: For OneSetTM control, press the button to turn on the lowest heat setting. Repeat pressing the button to scroll to the desired heat setting (5 total). To turn off, scroll through heat settings until all LED indicator lights turn off.
  3. Adjust the warming setting to your comfort by rotating the top knob left or right for Easy SetTM controls.
  4. Note: For SelectTouchTM controls, press the large left button with the “-” sign to lower the heat setting and the large right button with the “+” sign to increase your heat setting.
  5. Note: For SleekSetTM controls press the upper button with the up arrow to increase your heat setting and the lower button with the down arrow to lower the heat setting
  6. To turn the heated blanket/mattress pad OFF, press the “On/Off” button.

CAUTION: ALWAYS turn the heated blanket/mattress pad “OFF” when not in use.

Heated Throw Setup

When setting up your heated throw, be sure to follow the steps below in order.

  1. Locate the heated throw’s information label near the module.
  2. Connect the cord to the module at the bottom of the heated throw until the plastic hinges click into place. CAUTION: The cord must be COMPLETELY CONNECTED. A risk of fire could result from a loose connection.
  3. Plug the [heated throw] power cord into a 110-120 volt wall outlet. CAUTION: Do not plug the main power cord into the wall outlet until you have completely set up your heated product per the instructions.
  • Disconnect the power cord from the wall before detaching the control from the heated product.
  • Always make sure cords and controls are NOT trapped or pinched between bed slats, mattresses, or springs, against the wall, footboard, or bed frame, or between furniture, walls, or chairs.
  • Do not wrap control in throw when in use.
  • Do not use with generator power.

Using Your Heated Throw Control:

  1. To turn on the throw press the button in the middle of the control. The indicator light will glow, depending on which setting the heated throw is set, and the heated throw will begin to warm.
    CAUTION: ALWAYS turn the heated throw “OFF” and disconnect the power cord from the outlet when not in use.
  2. To turn the heated throw OFF press the button through the different settings until the temperature setting lights are not glowing.

 

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Care and Cleaning OF YOUR HEATED BEDDING PRODUCT

CAUTION: Do not dry clean. Do not use bleach. Do not use a wringer. Do not iron. Do not immerse the control or cord in water or other liquids. Do not use mothballs or sprays of any kind. Do not reconnect the heated product until it is completely dry.

We recommend washing before initial use.

Before Washing or Storing Your Heated Bedding Product

  1. Disconnect the power cord from the wall BEFORE detaching the control cord from the heated product.
  2. Ensure that no cords are still connected and none of the wires have worn through the fabric.
  3. Carefully follow all washing instructions or your heated product may shrink and possibly cause a fire hazard.

Washing Instructions

  1. Machine wash in cold water, gentle cycle, or hand wash. Caution: Do not use commercial dryers or the dryers at your local laundromat. They get too hot and would damage the wiring of the heated product.
  2. Tumble dry low, delicate cycle.
  3. Remove the blanket/mattress pad/throw while still damp and gently stretch it to its original size.
  4. Drape the heated product over a clothesline or a shower rod. DO NOT use clothespins
  5. The heated product must be COMPLETELY dry before reconnecting the power plug or control plug.

Hang to Dry

  1. While still damp, gently stretch the blanket/mattress pad/throw back to its original size.
  2. Drape the heated product over a clothesline or hang over a shower rod. DO NOT use clothespins.
  3. The heated product must be COMPLETELY dry before reconnecting the power plug or control plug.

FAQS ABOUT YOUR HEATED BEDDING PRODUCT

Q: Who should NOT use the heated blanket, heated mattress pad, or heated throw?

A: The following people should NOT use the heated blanket, heated mattress pad, or warming throw:

  • An infant
  • A child
  • An incapacitated or immobile person
  • A paraplegic
  • A quadriplegic
  • A diabetic
  • Anyone insensitive to heat such as a person with poor blood circulation
  • Anyone who cannot clearly understand the instructions and/or operate the controls

Q: What do I do if my pet chews the cord, I lose my control or the control does not operate properly?

A: Please stop using the heated product immediately. Call our Consumer Service number listed under How to Obtain Warranty Service and ask for instructions on how and where to send the heated product.

Q: My control feels warm to the touch. Is this a problem?

A: No. The control will feel warm to the touch when functioning properly.

Q: My heated blanket/heated mattress pad/heated throw doesn’t heat properly.

A: Your heated product is not a heating pad. It will not feel hot to the touch when laid out flat in a normal manner. Try the following fold test to see if it is operating properly:

  • Fold the heated blanket, heated mattress pad, or warming throw 3 times over.
  • Make sure the control cord is connected to the module and then plug the power cord into an outlet.
  • Turn on your heated product, then turn the control to the highest setting and wait 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Put your hand between the folds and you should feel the blanket/ mattress pad/throw warming up.

Caution: DO NOT continue the test for more than 7 minutes. DO NOT attempt to make any internal adjustments to this appliance. If you have tried all of the solutions above and the heated product still doesn’t work, stop using it immediately, disconnect the power cord, and contact Consumer Care.

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Q: What does “F1” or “F2” mean on my Electronic Digital Control?

A: The digital controls are designed to notify you if a problem has been discovered by flashing “F1” or “F2” on the display.

F1 Models: SelectTouch™ and SleekSet™
Follow the reset instructions below.

F2 Models: SelectTouch™ and SleekSet™
Follow the reset instructions below.

Reset Instructions

  • Follow the instructions on the flag tag attached to the control cord to reset the control.
  • Check the blanket/mattress pad for visual damage.
  • If no visual damage is found, unplug the system from the wall outlet.
  • Check that the control is well-connected to the module.
  • Plug the power cord into the wall outlet.
  • Set the control to “On”.
  • If the system does not operate after 2 or 3 times trying to reset, disconnect the power cord and contact Consumer Care.

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Q: What does a flashing light mean on my OneSetTM, Easy SetTM, Prime StyleTM AO, or Elite StyleTM control?

A: These controls are designed to notify you if a problem has been discovered by flashing the light on the control. Follow the instructions on the flag tag to reset control. First, check the heated product for visual damage. If no visual damage is found, unplug the system from the wall outlet. Check that the control is well-connected to the module. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet and turn the control On. If the product still does not operate after 2 or 3 times trying to reset, disconnect the power cord and contact Consumer Care.

Limited Warranty

Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions or if, in Canada, Sunbeam Corporation (Canada) Limited doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions (collectively “JCS”) warrants that for a period stated below from the date of purchase, this product will be free from defects in material and workmanship.

  • All heated products branded “ArlingtonTM” will carry a ONE-year limited warranty.
  • All heated products branded “Sunbeam® Home ChoiceTM” will carry a TWO-year limited warranty.
  • All heated mattress pads will carry a THREE-year limited warranty, except “Arlington” and “Sunbeam® Home Choice™.”
  • All heated water-resistant mattress pads will carry a FIVE-year limited warranty, except “Arlington™” and “Sunbeam® Home Choice™. All other heated products branded “Sunbeam®” and “SlumberRest®” will carry a FIVE-year limited warranty.

JCS, at its option, will repair or replace this product or any component of the product found to be defective during the warranty period. Replacement will be made with a new or remanufactured product or component. If the product is no longer available, a replacement may be made with a similar product of equal or greater value.

This is your exclusive warranty. Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical functions on this product. Doing so will void this warranty.

This warranty is valid for the original retail purchaser from the date of the initial retail purchase and is not transferable. Keep the original sales receipt. Proof of purchase is required to obtain warranty performance. JCS dealers, service centers, or retail stores selling JCS products do not have the right to alter, modify, or in any way change the terms and conditions of this warranty.

This warranty does not cover normal wear of parts or damage resulting from any of the following: negligent use or misuse of the product, use on improper voltage or current, use contrary to the operating instructions, disassembly, repair, or alteration by anyone other than JCS or an authorized JCS service center. Further, the warranty does not cover Acts of God, such as fire, flood, hurricanes, and tornadoes.

What are the limits on JCS’s Liability?

  • JCS shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages caused by the breach of any express, implied, or statutory warranty or condition.
  • Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, any implied warranty or condition of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose is limited in duration to the duration of the above warranty.
  • JCS disclaims all other warranties, conditions, or representations, express, implied, statutory, or otherwise.
  • JCS shall not be liable for any damages of any kind resulting from the purchase, use or misuse of, or inability to use the product including incidental, special, consequential, or similar damages or loss of profits, or for any breach of contract, fundamental or otherwise, or for any claim brought against the purchaser by any other party.
  • Some provinces, states, or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusion may not apply to you.
  • This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from province to province, state to state, or jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

PLEASE DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO THE PLACE OF PURCHASE

We’re Here to Help, Please contact Jarden Consumer Care Centers listed below:

How to Obtain Warranty Service

In the U.S.A.
If you have any questions regarding your heated product, or this warranty, or would like to obtain warranty service, please visit our website at: www.sunbeam.com or contact Jarden Consumer Care at 1-800-892-7684 and a convenient service center address will be provided to you.

In Canada
If you have any questions regarding your heated product, or this warranty, or would like to obtain warranty service, please visit our website at: www.sunbeam.com or contact Jarden Consumer Care at 1-800-667-8623, and a convenient service center address will be provided to you.

In the U.S.A., this warranty is offered by Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions located in Boca Raton, Florida 33431. In Canada, this warranty is offered by Sunbeam Corporation (Canada) Limited doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions, located at 20B Hereford Street, Brampton, Ontario L6Y 0M1. If you have any other problem or claim in connection with this product, please contact our Consumer Service Department. PLEASE DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO ANY OF THESE ADDRESSES OR THE PLACE OF PURCHASE.

FCC CERTIFIED
This product complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. This product may not cause harmful interference, and
  2. this product must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Note: This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, under part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This product generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used by the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this product does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the product off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the product and the receiver.
  • Connect the product to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

ICES CERTIFIED

This product complies with CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3(B).

Printed in China

© 2017 Sunbeam Products, Inc., doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions. All rights reserved. Distributed by Sunbeam Products, Inc., doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions, Boca Raton, FL 33431. Sunbeam Products, Inc. is a subsidiary of Newell Brands, Inc. (NYSE: NWL). Made in China. For inquiries regarding recycling and proper disposal of this product, please contact your local waste management facility.

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FAQS About Sunbeam Heated Bedding

 

Are Sunbeam heated blankets safe?

With its low-voltage DC and auto-shutoff feature, the SoftHeat blanket is the safest choice of the electric blankets we tested. We also recommend the Sunbeam Sherpa Mink electric throw with its unique warming system that senses body temperature and room temperature and automatically adjusts heat levels.

Why is my Sunbeam heated blanket not working?

Ensure the control cord is properly connected to the heated bedding module. Check to confirm the power cord is securely connected to the wall outlet. Be certain to switch the control to “On”. Dual controls frequently get switched and may be trying to operate on the opposite side of the heated bedding.

Do heated blankets cost a lot of electricity?

An electric blanket might consume 200 watts (depending on the setting). So if you leave it on for 10 hours, it consumes 2 kilowatt-hours. That would cost between 15 and 30 cents, depending on your location. Many appliances tell you their energy consumption.

Why is my electric blanket not heating up?

Unplug the blanket and check that all the connections are tight. Often, part of the cord or control unit will have been pulled loose. This means that the blanket is not getting enough power and not heating up to the temperature.

What does a blinking light on an electric blanket mean?

“FF” is Flashing on the Display
If the sign “FF” is flashing on your digital control or if there is a blinking light on your gradient control, that means there is a problem with your blanket and it needs to be reset.

How do I reset my Sunbeam heating pad?

Response from Sunbeam
We recommend you reset your heating pad by unplugging and plugging it back in. Make sure to check the cord if it’s tightly connected and plug it into a wall outlet.

How do you clean a Sunbeam electric blanket?

Sunbeam suggests pre-soaking your electric blanket in cold water with mild soap for 15 minutes before washing. Once it’s soaked, wash the blanket in mild soap and water on the “delicate” or “gentle” setting for 2 minutes. Then, rinse in cold, fresh water, and let it spin dry.

Can you put an electric blanket in the dryer?

Yes, you can! Just be sure to set the dryer to a low heat setting and set a timer for 10 to 15 minutes. Then, take the blanket out to hang dry on a drying rack or clothesline.

Why does my heating blanket say E?

You may ask what it does. Well, it’s digital, and after a bit of being on, it puts an “E” in the digital display. That means there is an error.

Why is my Sunbeam heating blanket blinking red on high?

The controller will blink red if the throw is disconnected or the internal heating wires have broken (open-circuited). For me, it went back into normal operation once I had reconnected the throw to the controller then reset it by unplugging the AC power plug and then plugging it back in.

Why is my Sunbeam heating pad blinking and not working?

It’s related to a safety feature. The pad is designed to go into blink mode when it’s in danger of overheating. But this is not supposed to break the pad and make it inoperable.

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