Some of the heating pads contain an inadequate connector crimp, which can lead to a high resistance connection that may generate excessive heat.
This excess heat can inflict first degree burns on consumers, or can cause other items or the heating pad itself to catch fire. The FDA recommends that anyone who had the HoMedics heating pad should discontinue use of the product immediately.
Models numbers HP-100, HP-150, HP-200, HP-300, and HP-500, which all have a “01” on the hand control, are included in the recall. These models were available at Walgreens from 2001 and 2002.
For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Defective and Dangerous Products.