Icy Hot Heat Therapy Products Recalled, FDA says

JB Editor
  • Have you been using Icy Hot Heat Therapy Products to relieve your aches and pains?

     

    Well, be careful, because the manufacturer, Chattem, Inc. recently announced "a voluntary nationwide recall of its Icy Hot Heat Therapy products, including consumer "samples" that were included on a limited promotional basis in cartons of its 3 oz. Aspercreme® product," according to an alert from the FDA.

     

    "Chattem is recalling these products because it has received reports of first, second, and third-degree burns, as well as skin irritation resulting from consumer use or possible misuse of these products."

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    So what should you do if you have any of the products?

     

    • Stop using the recalled Icy Hot Heat Therapy products immediately and discard them or return them to Chattem, Inc.
    • Return products for a full refund by calling Chattem's Consumer Affairs Department at 1-877-742-6275 (M-F from 8am to 4pm EST) or by visiting the company's website at www.Chattem.com.
    • Report any adverse reactions experienced with Icy Hot Heat Therapy products to Chattem at 1-877-742-6275 and to FDA's MedWatch program at www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm
    For More Information:

    Firm Press Release
    http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/chattem02_08.html

    FDA 101: Product Recalls
    From First Alert to Effective Checks
    http://www.fda.gov/consumer/updates/recalls123107.html
     

Published On: February 20, 2008