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Homedics Recalls Massagers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

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Name of Product:

Therapist Select Percussion Personal Massagers

Hazard:

The massagers can overheat while charging, posing fire and burn hazards.

Recall Date:

January 04, 2024

Units:

About 46,000 (In addition, about 41,000 were sold in Canada)

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves the HoMedics Therapist Select Massagers with model number HHP-715. The product has a 120 VAC, 60 HZ power cord. “HoMedics” is printed on the side of the barrel of the product. The products are black with a handle, housing and massage head attached to the end. The product has four interchangeable massage heads.

Only manufacturing dates through the end of 2022 and prior are included in the recall. The manufacturing date is represented by a date code found on a sticker on the underside of the product’s barrel. Date codes are 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. Only products with a YY of 20, 21 or 22 are subject to this recall.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using or charging the recalled massagers and contact Homedics for instructions to receive a full refund or a refund in the form of a credit toward any Homedics product, including a 20% bonus.

Incidents/Injuries:

Homedics has received 17 reports of the massagers overheating, including one report of a burn to the consumer’s thumb.

Sold At:

Macy’s, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Lowe’s, JCPenney, The Home Depot and other stores nationwide and online at Homedics.com, Macys.com, BJs.com, Lowes.com, HomeDepot.com and Amazon.com from September 2020 through November 2023 for about $100.

Importer(s):

FKA Distributing Co. LLC, d/b/a Homedics, of Commerce Township, Michigan.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.

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