What's the Problem With Back Pain Therapy HeatWraps?
The use of a leaking or damaged Thermacare Heat Wrap could cause injuries such as burns, blisters, and skin irritation on the area of skin where the wrap is applied. The product label warns not to use the product if heat cell contents leak, or if the wrap is damaged or torn.
Pfizer warned that the recalled ThermaCare® HeatWraps may have cells that reach a higher temperature than specified. The recall notice also warns about potential injuries:
“The use of a wrap with a cell with increased temperature poses a risk of injuries such as burns/blisters and/or irritation on the wrap applied area.”
ThermaCare Recall List
- April 2019 - Pfizer is recalling 1 lot of ThermaCare® HeatWraps (16 Hour) after reports surfaced of certain wraps having cells that get hotter than the specified temperature . Use of the product may increase the risk of burns, blisters and/or skin irritation. Affected HeatWraps were sold nationwide in the U.S. and Puerto Rico between June 2017 and March 2018.
- November 26, 2018 - Pfizer recalls 6 lots of 8-hour Thermacare® Heat Wraps over concerns that they can potentially leak and cause chemical burns, blisters, and/or skin irritation problems. The recalled products were distributed nationwide to retailers, wholesalers and distributors in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from September 2017 through August 2018.
- September 28, 2010 - Pfizer recalls 190,000 HeatWraps in the U.S. and Puerto Rico due to the risk of skin injury from a leaking wrap.
According to a press release, ThermaCare HeatWraps Menstrual with the lot #E06831 and an expiration date of 8/2012 are being recalled. In the press statement, Pfizer says that it is taking this step "... after finding a potential for a leak of the components contained in the wrap, which could cause skin injury such as irritation or burn."
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What are ThermaCare Wraps Used For?
ThermaCare Back Pain Therapy provides heat therapy for the temporary relief of minor muscular aches and pains associated with overexertion, strains, sprains, and arthritis. ThermaCare Menstrual Pain Therapy provides heat therapy for temporary relief of minor menstrual cramp pain and associated backaches.
Skin Injuries Burn Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of a burn include:
- Peeling skin
- Red skin
- White or charred skin
- Other skin injuries
If you developed any of these symptoms after using a Thermacare heat wrap product, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately.
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The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in ThermaCare Heat Wraps lawsuits. Our law firm is handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you suffered a burn or other skin injury from using recalled heatwraps, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our trial lawyers can help.