A Popular Brand of Massager Could Do More Than Relax You [RECALL]
A lot of people use handheld massagers to relieve stress, aches, and pains. But one thing these types of unit are not supposed to burn you
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of 400,000 Homedics handheld massagers due to electrical shock and burn hazards.
From the CPSC:
“The cord can break near the base of the massager and expose the wires, posing an electric shock and burn hazards.”
The recall covers the following models:
“All models of the massagers have a 120 VAC, 60 HZ power cord. “HoMedics” is printed on the massagers.
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.
All manufacturing dates for all three models are included in the recall and the item date code can be found in either one of the cord prongs or in the rating label located on the underside of the product. Date codes can be identified as a 4-digit number WWYY, where WW is the sequential week of the year and YY, is the last two digits of the manufacturing year.”
These units were sold at Bed, Bath and Beyond and Walmart locally. (I called and verified this but the units are no longer for sale.)
If you have a unit, please call Homedics at 888-803-0509 for a refund.