The ShoulderFlex Massager, a device used for in-home deep tissue neck and back massage, has been recalled after causing one death and one near strangulation. The rotating massaging “fingers” may catch jewelry, clothing, or hair, and cause serious injury. The FDA is telling people to throw away the devices immediately.
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SAFETY UPDATE: Manufacturer Is Not Complying with Recall
December 21, 2011 — The FDA has announced a new safety warning regarding ShoulderFlex Massagers, after finding that the product manufacturer had gone out of business and failed to complete the product recall. The shoulder-massaging product can entangle necklaces, jewelry, clothing, and hair, and has caused one death by strangulation and one near-death by strangulation.
The product manufacturer, King International, has gone out of business. They failed to complete the recall of their product. The telephone number is no longer in service. Many of the companies that purchased the devices from King International were not notified of the recall, and so they continued to sell the product. It may still be in some stores, catalogues, or online retailers. In addition, many customers were not notified of the recall. As a result, the FDA believes that people may still be using these products.
FDA Recommendation: Destroy your Massager
Do NOT use the ShoulderFlex Massager.
The FDA recommends that the ShoulderFlex Massager should not be used. It should be thrown away. If you own a ShoulderFlex Massager, you should disassemble it so that after you throw it away, it cannot be re-assembled and used. Separate the massage fingers and dispose of them separately. Separate the power supply from the device and dispose of it separately.
What is the problem with the ShoulderFlex Massager?
The ShoulderFlex Massager is a product that is sold by multiple companies for personal massage. It is intended to be placed on the ground, and then a user lays his or her neck on the device. Rotating massage fingers then provide deep tissue massage. The unit also consists of a memory foam pillow, a hand-held remote controller, and a machine-washable sleeve. The massage “fingers” may be adjusted to customize the user experience.
Unfortunately, the FDA received several reports from the Consumer Product Safety Commission that one person had died after a necklace became entangled in the rotating part of the machine, causing strangulation. A near-strangulation occurred when clothing became entangled in the machine.
The FDA is concerned that the ShoulderFlex Massager presents serious, life-threatening risks to consumers, and is issuing a recall of all the products. The problem is, thousands of these products are in the hands of consumers.
Since October 18, 2003, 11,934 ShoulderFlex Massagers have been sold.
If you own one of these products, gave it to someone, or know anyone who has one of these products, get rid of it immediately and do not use it. You may be in danger.
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