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If you have this recalled heating pad, it might shock you so stop using it now

Updated 1 month ago
Published Oct 29th, 2022 9:01AM EDT
Woman sleeping on an electric heated blanket.
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A massive Mighty Bliss Electric Heating Pad recall concerns more than half a million products that might pose electric shock risk to users. Owners of three specific Whele heating pad models risk experiencing other types of illness and injuries.

The company received 286 complaints between July 2021 and September 2022, detailing incidents of overheating, sparking, burning, and showing other electrical problems. Of those, 31 cases involved injuries, including mild shocks, burns, and rashes or irritation.

Mighty Bliss Electric Heating Pad recall

Whele announced the recall on October 24th. The action is conducted with the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) knowledge rather than under the supervision of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The press release is available over at the FDA — see this link.

Mighty Bliss Electric Heating Pad recall: Blue model and product box.
Mighty Bliss Electric Heating Pad recall: Blue model and product box. Image source: FDA

The recall covers 544,212 heating pads Whele manufactured between January 2021 and January 2022. The products were available to consumers from July 2022 through July 2022 from Amazon.com and Walmart.com.

The heating pad recall covers three models, as follows below:

  • MB-001 (NA-H1121B): Large (12″ x 24″) Blue Electric Heating Pad
  • MB-002 (NA-H21C): Extra-Large (20″ x 24″) Blue Electric Heating Pad
  • PE-MtyBls-HeatPad-12×24-Gry-V2(NA-H1121B): Large (12″ x 24″) Grey Electric Heating Pad

Furthermore, the following table lists the product lots that are part of the recall. The lot number can be found on the heating pad in black text beneath the product instructions:

MB-001 (NA-H1121B)

210108

210305

210805

211002

211107

210109

210306

210806

211003

211108

210110

210307

210901

211004

211201

210111

210308

210902

211005

211202

210201

210309

210904

211006

211203

210202

210310

210905

211007

211204

210203

210405

210906

211008

211205

210204

210406

210903

211009

211206

210301

210407

210907

211010

211207

210401

210501

210908

211101

220101

210402

210502

210909

211102

220201

210403

210801

210910

211103

220103

210302

210802

210911

211104

 

210303

210803

210912

211105

210304

210804

211001

211106

MB-002 (NA-H21C)

210901

 

211001

 

PE-MtyBls-HeatPad-12×24-Gry-V2
E-MtyBls-HeatPad-12×24-Gry
(NA-H1121B)

220103

 

Health risks

The heating pad recall announcement explains that continuing to use the product will result in electric shocks, skin irritation, rashes, blisters, and burns. Furthermore, severe burns may result in infection or the formation of scar issues.

Mighty Bliss Electric Heating Pad recall: Grey model and product box.
Mighty Bliss Electric Heating Pad recall: Grey model and product box. Image source: FDA

Again, out of the 286 complaints, 31 reported injuries. Those buyers experienced mild shocks, burns, and rashes or irritation.

What you should do

Whele instructs consumers who purchased the heating pad models in this recall to take immediate action. They should stop using the blankets and follow these steps to render the device useless:

  • Ensure the unit is unplugged.
  • Safely cut the cord off the device
  • Take a picture of the device to demonstrate that the device can no longer be used
  • Upload a picture of the device with the cord cut to Whele’s website

After this procedure, customers can register for reimbursement on Whele’s Mighty Bliss heating pad recall. You’ll need to use this link to do so, but only after October 31st.

Mighty Bliss Electric Heating Pad recall: The location of the product's model number.
Mighty Bliss Electric Heating Pad recall: The location of the product’s model number. Image source: FDA

The recall website above also contains contact information for Whele. You’ll also find contact information over at the FDA.

Finally, we’ll remind you of a similar recall involving heating products, the Luxe+Willow heated blanket recall from a few months ago.

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Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.