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Chattem Issues URGENT Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Icy Hot® Heat

Therapy™ Products

Contact:

Chattem, Inc.

1-888-442-4464



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Chattanooga, TN -- February 8, 2008 --

Chattem, Inc. announced today that it is initiating a voluntary

Nationwide recall of its Icy Hot Heat Therapy products, including

consumer "samples" that were included on a limited promotional basis

in cartons of its 3 oz. Aspercreme® product. This recall is being

conducted to the consumer level.



Chattem is recalling these products because it has received some

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:



Icy Hot Heat Therapy Air Activated Heat- Back

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

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 Crème.

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 Crème. The samples were

distinct and stand-alone products, clearly labeled as "Icy Hot Heat

Therapy Air Activated Heat," with their own internal labeling.



These products are sold over the counter through food, drug and mass

merchandisers.



Consumers who have the Icy Hot Heat Therapy products under recall

should immediately stop using the products, discard them, and/or

return them to Chattem, Inc.



Product may be returned for a full refund (average retail price) by

calling Chattem's Consumer Affairs Department at 1-888-458-3487 (M-F

from 8am to 4pm EST) or via our website at www.Chattem.com.



Any adverse reactions experienced with the use of the Icy Hot Heat

Therapy products should also be reported the FDA Adverse Event

Reporting Program, either online at www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm,

or by fax at 800-FDA-0178, and to Chattem at the above toll-free

number.



Chattem is notifying its customers, including distributors and

retailers, about this recall, and is arranging for immediate return

of all recalled products to Chattem.



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 Crème and does not

involve any other Icy Hot or Aspercreme products.



Chattem is committed to the integrity and safety of its products and

is undertaking this voluntary recall with the full knowledge of the

Food and Drug Administration.



Consumers with questions or concerns about this product may contact

Chattem's Consumer Affairs Department at 1-888-442-4464 (M-F 8am to

4pm EST).





Kelly in IL