FDA warns against use or previously recalled shoulder massager

    The ShoulderFlex Massager was recalled in August, but the company that makes it has since gone out of business, and the Food and Drug Administration is concerned people are missing the message.

    The message is a simple one: “Do not use ShoulderFlex Massager.”

    Maker King International issued the recall over the summer for the deep issue massager when it became clear the device poses a strangulation risk.

    Hair, clothing or jewelry could get caught, and the FDA went so far as to recommend disposing of the device — in separate pieces so it couldn’t be reassemble.

     

    The new warning comes on the heels of an FDA audit that found because the company has gone out of business, proper recall procedures may not have been followed.

    In short, if you’re looking for a relaxing massage, the ShoulderFlex probably isn’t your best bet, what with the death risk and all.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.