HoMedics is recalling 400,000 models of handheld massagers because of electric shock and burn hazards.
According to the recall notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, HoMedics has received 140 reports of exposed wires, sparks, smoking, and shooting flames coming from the massagers. There have been 15 reports of burn injuries to consumer’s fingers and other parts of the body.
The recall includes three models of the massager that have been sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy’s, Rite-Aid, Walmart and other stores nationwide and HSN from August 2013 through February 2017 for between about $30 and $50.
The recall includes the following:
- 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 of the massagers have a 120 VAC, 60 HZ power cord.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled massagers and contact HoMedics for instructions on removing the cord and to receive a refund in the form of a credit for any replacement product from the firm.
Consumers can reach HoMedics toll-free at 888-803-0509 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at http://www.homedics.com and click on the Product Recall tab for more information.