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Pfizer Issues Voluntary Recall of One Lot of ThermaCare HeatWraps

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

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. The issue is limited to the recalled lot. No other ThermaCare products are impacted. Pfizer has notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The lot number of the products involved is:Lot # Exp. Date Product NameE06831 8/2012 ThermaCare HeatWraps Menstrual

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.

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