The Consumer Safety Protection Society (CPSC) has announced the recall of animal-themed sequined heating pads that are heated by USB connection to a PC, laptop, power bank, car charger, or other 5V USB port.
The recall involves about 5,600 Aroma Home USB Heated Hottie heating pads. It’s feared that the pads can overheat during use, posing fire and burn hazards to the users.
The heating pads were sold at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores nationwide from November 2018 through January 2019 for $13.
The pads come in four styles: French Bull Dog, Sequin Cat Head, Sequin Fox Head, and Sequin Blue Owl. A use and care label bearing the name “Aroma Home” is sewn into the bottom pocket of the heating pad where the USB cord emerges.
Consumers are being asked to immediately stop using the heating pads and return them to any T.J. Maxx or Marshalls store for a full refund.
As of March 8, no incidents or injuries had been reported in the United States.