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    burnt by heated car seat

    I was in the passenger seat of my wife's 2007 Chevy Suburban,it was very cold out so I turned on the heated seat. I had no idea they got hot enough to burn you.
    The next morning I had a blister on my butt 2.5 inches by 5 inches that I popped because i did not know it was there. I began shaking which is how my body reacts when something is wrong and i felt around and there was a wet spot so i got in bed and we found out what happened. I have been in bed since,3 days,taking cipro and putting silver (something) cream on it.
    I was telling a friend about what happened and he found out this has happened to a lot of paralyzed people. He put me in touch with a lawyer who has settled some cases and has some pending.
    The sick thing is GM knows there is a risk but obviously feels it is cheaper to pay any of us off if we get burned than do a major recall and fix the problem. I understand that,its business,if they have to pay out 1,000,000 a year to paraylzed people versus spending tens of millions to fix the problem plus bad publicity they made a business decision. But you think there would at least be a warning, not just ignoring the problem.
    Now i am stuck in bed with a very bad burn and that area will always be weak and subject to sores.

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    Sorry you got burned...Take care of it...Get to a dr that KNOWS burns...I had severe 2nd degree burns on my feet(microwave hot pack) last year and it took almost 6 months to heal them 100% I, too didn't know until much muc h later when I discovered the blisters...The Silvadine(probably the cream you are currently using) is good as long as it's healing well, but you DO have to keep an eye on it & check for different color discharge...ESPECIALLY since the blisters burst already.

    As far as GM not notifying people that the seats get that hot...IDK...it does seem that they're getting TOO hot...Is there a defect? Did you have it on low or high? I am just wondering if that's going to be the first question that you're asked in a legal proceeding...Not that it doesn't diminish the probs you're having, but I can see them saying..."Well, you've got decreased sensation, you should know not to put it on high" HOWEVER most heated items have a warning SOMEWHERE(could be the owner's manual) that says people with diminished sensation should not use them...If GM failed to do this, then I believe that they are legally respoinsible for covering medical costs...Anything else, IDK about...I would investigate wether or not there's a recall on the seats for overheating...You can check that at www.recalls.gov

    I hope you heal quickly, I know how much it sucks to be stuck with burns... Keep us updated on how things progress and how you're healing up...
    'Chelle
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    I had no idea that could happen; in the winter I use my seated heats to get "warmed up" quickly. Thanks for the warning!
    Daniel

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    Me as well. We were thinking if getting them. Will give it more though.

    ANd healing thoughts to you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bschiner
    I was in the passenger seat of my wife's 2007 Chevy Suburban,it was very cold out so I turned on the heated seat. I had no idea they got hot enough to burn you.
    I always wondered if they could get "too hot", but have avoided using them just in case. Seemed a silly risk.

    The sick thing is GM knows there is a risk
    How do you know that GM knows?

    C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger Racing
    How do you know that GM knows?

    C.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Type Fran├žais
    That's about as eloquent as you ever get these days.

    C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger Racing
    That's about as eloquent as you ever get these days.

    C.
    You had to come into a thread and yet again ask a confrontational question. Your schtick is getting tiresome.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Type Fran├žais
    You had to come into a thread and yet again ask a confrontational question. Your schtick is getting tiresome.
    No, you tiresome, little twit! I came into a thread (like months ago!) and asked the question that came to mind!

    You need to get the fuck over this idea that I am only here to antagonize you and so in return, all you do is antagonize me. I have been in cars with heated seats and since I've got little to no feeling in my bum, it seemed obvious to me that that I should avoid using the damned things. Didn't seem like such a stretch that they could get too hot for comfort, so I figured that others would do the same. On top of that, I've had really good interactions with Ford Motor Company and a number of other large corporations and don't tend to assume evil is at hand any time they're involved, so it seemed a reasonable question. If the answer is, yes, GM knew, then my response is, thank you for that information. The OP didn't give anything to back up their assertion, so I asked for confirmation. Oh, the horror!

    Why is it so much to ask that you and everyone else keep the personal shit out of these conversations? If you don't fuckin' like me, then ignore me, take it to PM or show a modicum of intelligence and show the error of my ways in a manner that enlightens others rather than just makes you look like wannabe schoolyard bullies??

    C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger Racing
    I always wondered if they could get "too hot", but have avoided using them just in case. Seemed a silly risk. ................
    I never use mine, I've a vague recollection of reading somewhere that sitting on radiators etc. causes hemorrhoids (probably an old wives tale) but having avoided the dreaded 'rhoids all my life I've no urge to tempt fate.

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