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Giant Food Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Chattem Icy Hot Heat Therapy Products
Date:2/9/2008

LANDOVER, Md., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Giant Food, following a voluntary recall by Chattem, Inc., announced it is removing Icy Hot Heat Therapy products from sale. Chattem is recalling these products based on consumer reports of first, second and third degree burns as well as skin irritation resulting from consumer use or possible misuse of these products.

All lots and all sizes of the following Icy Hot Heat Therapy products are affected by this recall:

1. Icy Hot Heat Therapy Air Activated Heat- Back

[3 Count] UPC # 41167 08330

2. Icy Hot Heat Therapy Air Activated Heat- Arm, Neck, and Leg

[4 count] UPC #41167 08335

3. Icy Hot Heat Therapy Air Activated Heat- Arm, Neck, and Leg single

consumer use "samples" included on a limited promotional basis in

cartons of 3 oz. Aspercreme Pain Relieving Creme.

NO UPC ON SAMPLE PRODUCT

Upon hearing of the announcement by Chattem, Giant Food immediately removed the items for sale from its shelves.

NOTE: if products have been removed from their holding cartons the recalled products are packaged in a red colored plastic pouch which states Icy Hot Heat Therapy and either Back or Arm/Neck and Leg.

Single consumer use "samples" of Icy Hot Heat Therapy -- Arm, Neck and Leg were included on a limited promotional basis in yellow and red cartons of 3 oz. Aspercreme Pain Relieving Creme. The samples were distinct and stand-alone products, clearly labeled as "Icy Hot Heat Therapy Air Activated Heat," with their own internal labeling.

This recall only involves the above listed Icy Hot Heat Therapy products including single consumer use "samples" that were included in cartons of 3 oz. Aspercreme Pain Relieving Creme and does not involve any other Icy Hot or Aspercreme products.

If you have purchased any of these products, you may return them to Giant Food for a full refund or call Giant Customer Service at (888) 469-4426 for more information. Customers can also visit the Giant website at http://www.giantfood.com.

About Giant Food

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, MD, operates 184 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 21,000 associates. Included within the 184 stores are 165 full-service pharmacies. For more on Giant, visit http://www.giantfood.com.


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