According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, approximately one million heating pads sold at Walmart and Amazon.com are being recalled due to fire burn risks. The FDA is urging consumers not to use the recalled heating pads immediately. The following heating pad products are affected by the urgent safety recall:
- Mighty Bliss Large (12″ x 24″) Blue Electric Heating Pad
- Mighty Bliss Extra-Large (20″ x 24″) Blue Electric Heating Pad
- Mighty Bliss Large (12″ x 24″) Grey Electric Heating Pad
On October 24, 2022, the distributor of the Mighty Bliss Electric Heating Pads, Whele LLC, issued a recall for three heating pad models after the company received multiple consumer adverse incident reports caused by the recalled heating pad products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration stated that more than 540,000 heating pads were affected by the recall. The company received 286 incident complaints connected to the heating pads sparking, overheating, burning, or causing other electrical problems from July 2021 through September 2022. Of those, 31 adverse incident reports involved injuries as a result of using the heating pads, including rashes, burns, electric shocks, and other kinds of skin irritation.
The products contained in the recall include Mighty Bliss Electric Heating Pads that were distributed from July 2021 until July 2022 and were sold online through Amazon.com and Walmart.com. To see if you own one of the three recalled units, locate the product’s lot numbers and model numbers printed onto the heating pad in the black text under the product instructions. Then check to see if your heating pads are listed here:
Pranay Parab Mighty Bliss Large (12″ x 24″) Blue Electric Heating Pad with a model number MB-001 (NA-H1121B) and one of the lot numbers below:
210108, 210109, 210110, 210111, 210201, 210202, 210203, 210204, 210301, 210401, 210402, 210403, 210302, 210303, 210304, 210305, 210306, 210307, 210308, 210309, 210310, 210405, 210406, 210407, 210501, 210502, 210801, 210802, 210803, 210804, 210805, 210806 ,210901, 210902, 210904, 210905, 210906, 210903, 210907, 210908, 210909, 210910, 210911, 210912, 211001, 211002, 211003, 211004, 211005, 211006, 211007, 211008, 211009, 211010, 211101, 211102, 211103, 211104, 211105, 211106, 211107, 211108, 211201, 211202, 211203, 211204, 211205,211206, 211207, 220101, 220201, 220103
Pranay Parab Mighty Bliss Extra-Large (20″ x 24″) Blue Electric Heating Pad with model number MB-002 (NA-H21C) with one of the following lot numbers: 210901, or 211001.
Pranay Parab Mighty Bliss Large (12″ x 24″) Grey Electric Heating Pad with the model number: PE-MtyBls-HeatPad-12×24-Gry-V2(NA-H1121B) and a lot number 220103.
If you have determined that your heating pad is part of the recall, the FDA urges you to stop using the heating pads immediately. For a full refund, do not throw the heating pad in the trash. Whele LLC will require the following:
- Make sure the heating pad is unplugged.
- Cut the cord off the device.
- Take a photo of the heating pad showing that the cord has been cut and the device can no longer be used.
Starting during the week of October 31, visit the company website to upload a photo of your heating pad with the damaged cord. Additional instructions will be available on the website.
If you purchased the heating pad but already threw it away due to electric shock, the website will also provide instructions on how to receive a potential refund. The website only has basic recall information and states that additional information will be posted around October 31, 2022.
If you or a loved one have been harmed by a Mighty Bliss heating pad, you or your loved one may be qualified to file a lawsuit seeking substantial economic compensation.
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