Icy Hot Heat Therapy Lawsuit
alleging heat therapy products can cause burn injuries.
Icy Hot Products Linked to Burn Injuries
Icy Hot Heat Therapy is a self-heating disposable patch designed to soothe muscular and joint pain. The recalled products, which are sold over-the-counter and packaged in a red colored plastic pouch, include the following:
- 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
Chattem Inc. manufactures and sells health and beauty products, toiletries, proprietary drugs, fragrances and dietary supplements. According to Forbes.com, The Chattanooga, Tenn.-based company said the number of consumers affected by the product is fewer than 1,800, or a tenth of 1% of the approximately 1.8 million units sold. In fiscal 2007, sales of Icy Hot Heat Therapy represented 2.3% of Chattem’s total sales of $423 million.
Chattem advises consumers who have the Icy Hot Heat Therapy products under recall should immediately stop using the products, discard them, and/or return them to Chattem, Inc. Any adverse reactions experienced with the use of the Icy Hot Heat Therapy products should also be reported the FDA Adverse Event Reporting Program, online at www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm
Consumers with questions or concerns about this product may contact Chattem’s Consumer Affairs Department at 1-888-442-4464.
However, if you have suffered a burn injury, you may want to seek legal help.
Icy Hot Burn Injury ArticlesIcy Hot Heat Patch: Horrific Pain
Donna B. was simply trying to alleviate the arthritis pain in her shoulder when she put on an Icy Hot Heat Patch. The patch was not even hers; it was given to her by a co-worker who was also using a patch. Unfortunately, Donna wound up with burns on her upper back, where the Icy Hot Patch had been placed. She says her co-worker now deals with guilt from having given Donna the patch in the first place.
A Little Less Icy and a Little More Hot
Anytime pain strikes, an Icy Hot patch is supposed to make it all go away, but what some consumers have found out is that the Icy Hot patches they purchased to eradicate their pain actually caused them more pain of a different sort.
Icy Hot Burn Injury In the NewsFEB-12-08: Icy Hot Heat Therapy products have been recalled nationwide because they have reportedly caused burns and skin irritation. [FREE PRESS: ICY HOT RECALL]
FEB-11-08: More than 200 people have reported getting first, second and third degree burns and other skin irritations from Icy Hot Heat Therapy products. [MSNBC: ICY HOT PATCHES]
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