Heat packs recalled due to burns

February 11, 2008 12:34:45 PM PST
FDA alert goes out for 1.8 million heat packs that can get too hot

The maker of Icy Hot Heat Therapy issued the recall after complaints of first, second, and third degree burns, as well as skin irritations.

Every lot and size of the heat packs are being recalled -

Icy Hot Heat Therapy Air Activated Heat- Back.

Icy Hot Heat Therapy Air Activated Heat- Arm, Neck, and Leg.

Icy Hot Heat Therapy Air Activated Heat- Arm, Neck, and Leg single consumer use "samples" included on a limited promotional basis in cartons of 3 oz. Aspercreme Pain Relieving Crème.

Packs should be thrown out, or sent back to the company.

For mor information, you can call Chattem, Incorporated, at 1-888-458-3487 (M-F from 8am to 4pm EST) or via the Chattem company's website.

Any adverse reactions with Icy Hot Therapy products should also be reported the FDA Adverse Event Reporting Program, either online at www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm, or by fax at 800-FDA-0178, and to Chattem at 1-888-458-3487.


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