Mighty Bliss Heating Pad Recall Issued Following Reports of Burns, Shocks and Other Injuries
Federal regulators are warning consumers not to use recalled “Mighty Bliss” electric heating pads, following several hundred reports of problems involving overheating, sparking, burning or experiencing other electrical problems, which have resulted in serious reported injuries among consumers.
The Mighty Bliss heating pad recall was announced this week, impacting more than a half-million products sold since July 2021 on Amazon.com and Walmart.com.
Following the announcement, the FDA issued a medical device safety communication, which urges consumers not to use the defective heating pads, indicating that the agency is aware of at least 286 consumer complaints, including at least 31 involving reported injuries, such as shocks, burns, rashes or other irritation.
While neither the manufacturer, Whele, LLC (doing business as Perch), nor the FDA have described what is defective about the heating pads, it appears that design defects make the products prone to overheat or short circuit. As a result, the FDA is urging consumers who have the Mighty Bliss heating pad to immediately stop using them, warning that continuing to use the recalled electric heating pads can lead to electric shock, skin irritation, rashes, blisters, or burns. Severe burns may lead to skin infection or the formation of scar tissue.
The agency also advises consumers who have the recalled heating pads to make sure they stay unplugged, safely cut the cord off the device, take a picture of the device to show it can no longer be used, and upload a picture of the device with the cord cut to the company recall website, www.mightyblissheatingpadrecall.expertinquiry.com to verify they have received the recall notification and upload the associated photos.
Product reimbursement information can also be found on the same website.
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The recall includes certain Mighty Bliss electric heating pads manufactured between Jan 8, 2021 to Jan 3, 2022 and distributed from July 29, 2021 through July 21, 2022 through Amazon.com and Walmart.com. Affected model numbers include:
- MB-001 (NA-H1121B): large (21” 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
Affected product lots range from 210108 to 220103 and can be found on the recall website. Product model and lot numbers can be found on the Mighty Bliss heating pad label listed in black text beneath the product instructions.
Consumers with questions about the recall can call 866-918-8768 or email email@example.com.
Consumers who have experienced adverse reactions or quality problems linked to the recalled product can report the concerns to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.
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