Heating Pads Recalled Due To Fire, Burn Hazards

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning that a line of USB-powered heating pads are being recalled because they can overheat and potentially cause fire or burn hazards.

About 5,600 Aroma Home USB Heated Hottie pads are being recalled in the US, with an additional 3,600 sold in Canada also being pulled.

They were sold at T.J. Maxx and Marshals from November through January. The pads were made in China and imported by Framingham's TJX Companies, Inc.

The animal-themed, sequined pads came in four varieties: a cat, a bulldog, a fox, and an owl.

Anyone who purchased the pads should stop using them immediately and contact T.J. Maxx or Marshalls for a refund.

No injuries have been reported.

The CPSC said the recall was first announced by the firm itself independently back in January, due to the CPSC being impacted by the government shutdown.

Visit cpsc.gov for more information.