Request Legal Help Now - Free


Icy Hot Products Linked to Burn Injuries

Chattem, Inc., the manufacturer of Icy Hot Heat Therapy products, has issued a nationwide recall of its "heat therapy" products due to reports of skin irritation and burn injuries. To date, more than 200 people have reported getting first, second and third degree burns and other skin irritations from Icy Hot Heat Therapy products, prompting Chattem to order the recall.



Send your Icy Hot claim to a lawyer who will review your claim at NO COST or obligation.

Icy Hot Burn Injuries

Icy Hot Heat Therapy is a self-heating disposable patch designed to soothe muscular and joint pain. The recalled products, which are sold over-the-counter and packaged in a red colored plastic pouch, include the following:
  • 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
Back PainAs well, some of the recalled products were samples of the Icy Hot that were issued with a promotional package of the 3 oz. size of Aspercreme Pain Relieving Creme. The recall does not involve any other Icy Hot or Aspercreme products.

Chattem Inc. manufactures and sells health and beauty products, toiletries, proprietary drugs, fragrances and dietary supplements. According to, The Chattanooga, Tenn.-based company said the number of consumers affected by the product is fewer than 1,800, or a tenth of 1% of the approximately 1.8 million units sold. In fiscal 2007, sales of Icy Hot Heat Therapy represented 2.3% of Chattem's total sales of $423 million.

Stop Using Icy Hot

Chattem advises consumers who have the Icy Hot Heat Therapy products under recall should immediately stop using the products, discard them, and/or return them to Chattem, Inc.

Any adverse reactions experienced with the use of the Icy Hot Heat Therapy products should also be reported the FDA Adverse Event Reporting Program

Consumers with questions or concerns about this product may contact Chattem's Consumer Affairs Department at 1-888-442-4464.

However, if you have suffered a burn injury, you may want to seek legal help.

Icy Hot Burns Legal Help

If you or a loved one have used Icy Hot Heat Therapy patches, and suffered burns or blisters, please click the link below to send your complaint to a lawyer to evaluate your claim at no cost or obligation.
Last updated on


Icy Hot: Some Nasty Stories
Icy Hot: Some Nasty Stories
June 11, 2008
While Chattem Inc. of Tennessee was collecting adverse reaction reports concerning serious burns relating to the use of its Icy Hot Patch products, consumers were enduring horrendous events that landed some in hospital. READ MORE

Icy Hot: Hot Enough to Take Your Skin Right Off
Icy Hot: Hot Enough to Take Your Skin Right Off
June 5, 2008
People have bad dreams of running away from a fire, but not being able to run. Your legs are heavy and slow. You strain desperately to move but can't, while the flames get closer. Some have likened the Icy Hot pain patches to such a scenario. Not only have they been found to foster serious burns, but also the adhesive can make them difficult to remove. READ MORE

Icy Hot Heat Therapy Patches: "Pretty Scary"
Icy Hot Heat Therapy Patches: "Pretty Scary"
May 29, 2008
Karen S. (not her real name) has used Icy Hot Heat Therapy Patches for a long time and says until recently she did not have any problems with them. However, the last time she used a heat therapy patch she suffered burn-like symptoms. Many people who suffered injuries similar to Karen's are now considering a possible lawsuit against the maker of the patch, alleging they were not properly warned about the risks. READ MORE


Posted by

Burns on my side and back. I used this product Monday and Tuesday night for a broken rib and I now am suffering from burns, skin irration and itching. It is not getting any better.

Posted by

Used the Icy Hot Patch and it removed my skin in three places - will not heal. Appears to be getting infected.

Posted by

I had the pad on as directed, it wasn't the first time I used these. I put one on in the morning and when I got home from work, I took off the pad and realized that there was skin stuck to the pad and I had two patches of skin off my back. I immediately went to the doctor who advised me I had 2nd degree burns and prescribed me an antibiotic cream hoping to avoid infection.

Posted by

Before boarding a plane for a Hawaiian vacation I applied Icy Hot.
After a few hours I experienced sever pain went to the rest room to remove the patch and several layers of flesh came off with the patch.
My vacation was ruined as I could only sit in the room because of the pain. Could not even return home as the tickets were not changeable. Contacted Icy Hot for a claim, I asked for $15,000. for damages and for permanent scarring Icy Hot offered a $1000.00 for product refund and damages. The claim is open. I was insulted by their offer.

Posted by

I purchased an Icy Hot heat patch to sooth my lower back pain, instead it produced massive irritation in the skin under and directly around the patch.


Please read our comment guidelines before posting.

Note: Your name will be published with your comment.

Your email will only be used if a response is needed.

Are you the defendant or a subject matter expert on this topic with an opposing viewpoint? We'd love to hear your comments here as well, or if you'd like to contact us for an interview please submit your details here.

Request Legal Help Now! - Free