20170502 – CPSC Recall of HoMedics Handheld Massages, Recall Release 17-144
In cooperation with the CPSC, HoMedics USA LLC is recalling 400,000 handheld massagers. The recall indicates that the cord can break near the base of the massager and expose the wires, posing an electric shock and burn hazard to consumers. Sold from August 2013 through February 2017, HoMedics have received 140 reports of exposed wires, sparks, smoking and some shooting flames coming from the massagers. There were 15 reports of burn injuries to consumers’ fingers and other parts of the body. One of the three models recalled, model PA-MH-THP was eligible to bear the cULus Certification Mark. Models HHP-375H and HHP-250 are ETL Listed.
The recall can be viewed at CPSC Recall 17-144