Pfizer Consumer Healthcare has issued a voluntary recall on their Thermacare HeatWraps. 

The recall was issued because the contents inside the wrap can leak out onto the consumer’s skin.  This can cause skin injuries such as: burns, blisters and skin irritations on the wrapped area.

Thermacare HeatWraps is a wrap that provides heat therapy for temporary relief of minor muscle aches and pains.

Thermacare HeatWraps affected by the recall are as follows:

  • S68516 (Muscle Pain Therapy 3+1 count carton)
  • T26686 (Muscle Pain Therapy 3 count carton)
  • 26691 (Menstrual Pain Therapy 3 count carton)
  • T26693 (Menstrual Pain Therapy 3+1 count carton)
  • 8054HA and 8054HB (11 count bundled packages contain one (1) package of Muscle Therapy Heatwraps, 8HR (3 Count) and two (2) packages of Joint Therapy Heatwraps, 8HR (4 Count)).

The wraps were sold nationwide to retailers, wholesalers and distributors.

Products have been removed from shelves and Pfizer urges any consumers who purchased the recalled products to throw the products away and contact the Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Information Line at 1-800-323-3383 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm EST) for a replacement or reimbursement.

Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product

It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their products are safe for consumers.  If someone is injured due to a defective product, a product liability claim may exist.  A claim may be pursued to pay for damages caused by the defective product such as medical bills, missed time from work and pain and suffering. 

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by a defective product, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney to review your rights.  Call 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh at Berger and Green today.

Source: fda.gov, “Pfizer Inc. Issues A Voluntary Nationwide Consumer Level Recall of Six Lots of Thermacare® Heatwraps Due to Leaking Wraps With The Potential For Skin Injuries”