HoMedics has issued a recall of more than 400,000 handheld massagers due to the risk that they may cause electric shock and burn hazards.
The Consumer Products Safety Commission reports that there have been nearly 150 instances of exposed wires, sparks, smoke, and flames reported in connection to use of the massagers, including 15 cases where consumers sustained burns.
The recall affects three models of the product at risk of the cord breaking and causing a hazard including:
- The HHP-375H model Handheld Dual Node Percussion Massager with Heat is white with a gray handle or black with a gray handle. The massager has three sets of interchangeable nodes.
- The HHP-250 model Handheld Hot and Cold Massager is white with a gray stripe or gray with a blue stripe. The massager has three, five or eight interchangeable nodes.
- The PA-MH-THP model Handheld Compact Percussion Massager with Heat is white on the bottom of the base with gray on top. The massager has two sets of interchangeable nodes.
Those who have one in their homes should cease use immediately and contact the company for a full refund or replacement product.
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