The parent company of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls has recalled a brand of heating pads sold in stores.
On March 8, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported a recall implimented by TJX. The recall had been independently reported on Jan. 17 during the government shutdown.
Aroma Home USB Heated Hottie heating pads are animal-themed sequined heating pads that are heated by USB connection to a PC, laptop, power bank, car charger or other 5V USB port. They came in four styles: French Bull Dog, Sequin Cat Head, Sequin Fox Head and Sequin Blue Owl.
While there have been no injuries reported, the heating pads can overheat during use, posing fire and burn hazards. The product was sold nationwide at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores from Nov. 2018 to Jan. 2019 for $13.
If you own this product, you should immediately stop using the heating pad and return it to any T.J. Maxx or Marshalls store for a full refund.
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