Thousands of heating pads recalled over reports of burns and shocks
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — Heating pads are being recalled over concerns that they could lead to users being burned or shocked.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website, the recall applies to 544,212 Mighty Bliss electric heating pads that were manufactured between Jan. 8, 2021, and Jan. 3, 2022, and distributed between July 29, 2021, and July 21, 2022.
The model numbers and descriptions below were impacted:
- MB-001 (NA-H1121B): Large (12” x 24”) Blue Electric Heating Pad
- MB-002 (NA-H21C): Extra-Large (20” x 24”) Blue Electric Heating Pad
- PE-MtyBls-HeatPad-12×24-Gry-V2(NA-H1121B): Large (12” x 24”) Grey Electric Heating Pad
The pads were sold on Amazon.com and Walmart.com.
The recall announcement states that there have been 286 complaints between July 2021 to September 2022 about the product overheating, sparking, burning or presenting other electrical problems, and 31 of them included injuries such as mild shocks, burns and rashes or irritation.
People who have the product are encouraged to:
- Immediately stop using it.
- Unplug it.
- Safely cut the cord off of the blanket.
- Take a picture of the blanket with the cord cut off.
- Upload it to Mighty Bliss’s website.
Click here to see the lot numbers included in the recall.
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