FDA Alert: King International’s ShoulderFlex Massager has been identified as being linked to severe strangulation injuries and even one death. The ShoulderFlex Massager is a personal massage device that is designed for home use of deep tissue therapy. Consumers are advised not to use or recommend usage of the ShoulderFlex device. Anyone in possession of this product should discard it immediately.
ShoulderFlex Massager Update 12/21/11: The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is again warning consumers not to use the ShoulderFlex Massager due to serious potential health risks. To date, there have been reports of at least one death and one near death due to strangulation caused by the device. Click here to learn more.
ShoulderFlex Massager Update 8/31/11: In cooperation with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), King International LLC is now recalling approximately 12,000 ShoulderFlex Massagers sold between 2003 and 2011. Click here to learn more.
Free ShoulderFlex Massager Lawsuit Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by a ShoulderFlex brand massager, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
On August 26, 2011, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release notifying the public and healthcare professionals of severe health risks associated with the ShoulderFlex Massager made by King International. The administration has received reports of one death and one near-strangulation associated with this product. These incidents reportedly occurred when clothing, hair, and a neckless became caught in a piece of the device that rotates while being operated.
The massager in question is designed for home use to provide deep tissue massage to the neck, shoulder and back while the user lies on a flat surface. The device includes a massage unit whose ‘fingers’ can be removed and adjusted, a handheld controller, a memory foam pillow, and a machine-washable sleeve. Since 2003, King International has distributed nearly 12,000 ShoulderFlex Massagers, which were sold at various outlets and online retailers around the country.
The FDA is advising the public not to use or recommend using ShoulderFlex massagers under any circumstances. Consumers should dispose of the components separately so that the device cannot be reassembled and used. The FDA is currently evaluating a potential nationwide recall for the ShoulderFlex Massager.
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