Re: Burns from a sunbeam heating pad
Posted by Kathy peterson on 3/19/17
On 10/04/11, Kristen Fulbright wrote:
> My husband uses his heating pad every night on his low back.
> Last night he set it on low for 2 hours and woke up this
> morning to a very large burn mark on his back and red marks
> all down his buttocks. He had to miss work today he was in so
> much pain. Has anyone decided to go further with a class
> action lawsuit?
> On 6/10/11, Timi Headley wrote:
>> On 10/06/10, Patrick thompson wrote:
>>> Last night my wife received 2nd degree burns from a sunbeam
>>> heating pad. I believe the automatic sut off didn't work.
>>> The area burned was about 1" by 3" long. The skin was
>>> peeling off the area burned when she woke up this morning.
>>> Is there a product liability issue here.
>> I need an answer to the same question. I'll explain! I went
>> Walmart and bought a Sunbeam heating pad about a year or so
>> ago. On L, which is the lowest setting, on the 2 hour shut
>> off, it left a 1st degree burn on my back which I treated by
>> I also took that heating pad back and chose a new Sunbeam
>> bought first aid supplies to treat the first burn!
>> I set the 2nd heating pad on L with the two hour setting! I
>> was burnt again on my back!!! I took THAT ONE back to
>> Walmart!! The manager treated me terribly thinking I was
>> faking it.
>> So I got a refund because I had the receipt and I purchased
>> more first aid supplies and bought a NEW heating pad from
>> Walgreens but had to choose a Sunbeam again because that's
>> THEY carried. When I returned home I called the manufacturer
>> (Sunbeam)! All I asked for is that they refund my money for
>> the new heating pad and first aid supplies for my back from
>> the 2nd burn! All they said was that they were sorry for my
>> injury. Take pictures of it and send copies of receipts with
>> the pictures to them and they WOULD refund my money for them
>> and the pad!!! I did those things and they DID refund all
>> Now common sense told me that if a company that large would
>> all that for me then they obviously new that it was
>> And I know that if this is the third heating pad that had
>> burnt me this badly from Sunbeam that I can't be the only
>> person being burnt by them!!!
>> So, I was now on my 3rd Sunbeam heating pad and thinking
>> I'd just been unlucky! I set it to L on the 2hour timer, yet
>> again! I now have at least a 2nd degree burn on my hand. I
>> woke yesterday to the heating pad still on!!! Which was
>> dangerous in and of itself. But I have a HUGE 1 1/2 inch
>> across circle burn blister which broke and beneath it are
>> more deep burns with the meat of my hand being totally
>> even below the 2nd layer of blisters (beneath the first
>> blister of the burn, I hope I've explained the injury
>> clearly). I will absolutely have a huge scar on my hand if I
>> can even get it to heal before it becomes infected! Right I
>> am in so much pain and the pain has me so nauseous that I'm
>> having to take phenergan to settle my stomach.
>> I want to know WHAT THE HECK is going on with these Sunbeam
>> heating pads. I had growing pains in my legs pretty badly
>> I was a kid. I had a Sunbeam Heating Pad which my mother
>> bought for me to treat the pain. She would wrap it around
>> which ever leg had the active pain at the time and leave it
>> it's lowest setting ALL NIGHT LONG and I wouldn't get burns
>> from it!! What the heck is going on???!!! I know that last
>> question is repetitive.
>> I DID call a local attorney and she told me to Search the
>> Internet under everything I can think of in relation to this
>> happening! And she's given me two referrals to two HUGE
>> law firms who are very successful with class actions suits
>> against large companies such as Sunbeam!
>> For me, it's not a matter of wanting to sue people. I am NOT
>> sue happy person! But how many time and how many people need
>> to be burned by these before we stand together and
> say, "This
>> is ENOUGH!!! Stop making these things until you can make
>> work properly and stop injuring people!"