The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning citizens of the dangers an electric massage device may pose to consumers. According to a press announcement from the agency, consumers should stop use immediately of the ShoulderFlex Massager, imported by King International and sold by various companies, due to serious potential health risks.
The FDA Says that hair, clothing, and jewelry can become entangled in the device, which can lead to strangulation and possibly death.
The product was recalled August 31, 2011, after reports of one fatal and another near-fatal accident associated with the product; however, it was discovered in a recent compliance audit that the company had gone out of business before completing the recall process. Now, the FDA is concerned that the product may still be on shelves, and that retailers and consumers alike may not be aware of the dangers the product poses.
To properly dispose of the product they suggest:
The agency added that all injuries or deaths associated with the product should be reported to the agency's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.
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