Pfizer Issues Voluntary Recall of Menstrual Product

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, a business of Pfizer Inc., announced Friday, Sept. 24, a voluntary recall of one lot of its ThermaCare HeatWraps Menstrual product distributed in the United States and Puerto Rico.

The company said it is taking this precautionary step after finding a potential for a leak of the components contained in the wrap, which could cause skin injury such as irritation or burn.

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The issue is limited to the recalled lot and no other ThermaCare products are impacted, it says.

Pfizer has notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The lot number of the product involved (ThermaCare HeatWraps Menstrual) is E06831 and its expiry date is 8/2012.

This lot number is listed on both the outer carton and the foil pouch.

The lot number may be followed by either an S or an N. For more information on the recall and where to find this information on the package you can visit www.thermacare.com or call 1-800-323-3383, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm EDT.

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare is removing the product in question from store shelves and asking consumers who have purchased and are still in possession of the affected product to record the lot number, throw the product away in its entirety without opening the foil pouch, and call 1-800-323-3383 for replacement.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

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