I asked a Walmart clerk about the above Sunbeam Electric Blankets and was told that most of the bankets sold were returned. Walmart, however, imposed the policy, NOT TO TAKE BACK THE BLANKET IF THEY HAD BEEN WASHED, which most of the blankets returned have been washed. This pretty much put a stop to walmarts' being responsible for taking the crappie product back. I have learned a lot about Walmart in the past years and as a result of what I now know, I have stopped shopping there. I, instead, shop the good ole mom and pop shops here in the states. They actually have MADE IN THE USA products. Check out the internet for made in the usa shopps.