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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Icy Hot Heat Therapy Products Recalled

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.

Chattem is recalling these products because it has received reports of first, second, and third-degree burns, as well as skin irritation.

Recalled Products

All lots and all sizes of the following Icy Hot Heat Therapy products are affected by this recall:

  • 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, single consumer use "samples" included on a limited promotional basis in cartons of 3 oz. Aspercreme Pain Relieving Creme

This recall only involves the products listed above and does not involve any other Icy Hot or Aspercreme products.

Advice for Consumers

  • 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

Questions and Answers for Consumers
http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/safety/icyhot-qa.html

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


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