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Burn Risk from Massagers Leads to Recall of 400,000

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Burn Risk from Massagers Leads to Recall of 400,000

Electric handheld massagers that massage your hands are becoming increasingly popular in pharmacies and you can end up spending up to $200 for the devices. However, a burn risk from massagers produced by HoMedics has resulted in the recall or more than 400,000 devices.

The massagers are being recalled due to the risk of electric shock and burn hazards.

According to reports, HoMedics has received 15 reports of burn injuries to consumers and 140 reports of sparks coming from devices, smoking or exposed wires.

burn risk from massagers prompts recall

Ho Medics massagers are linked to serious burns and shock risks

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said a cord can break close to the base of the massager and expose the wires.

The burn risk from massagers is clearly serious if 15 injuries have been reported. The extent of these injuries is unknown but electric shocks and burns can pose very serious injuries.

The massagers are sold in stores including Macy’s, Rite-Aid and Bed Bath & Beyond. The flawed devices were sold from Aug 2013 to Feb. 2017.

If you have one of these recalled massagers please stop using it and contact HoMedics for instructions on removing the cord and how to get a refund. The devices were made in China. The models that may pose a danger are HHP-375H, HHP-250 and the PA-MH-THP.

You can read more about these dangerous devices on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

Burn Risk From Massagers Poses a Safety Hazard

The scale of this massive recall reflects the dangers. In some cases, flames were reported to be coming out of the defective devices.

Every year, thousands of devices are recalled, ranging from cars to hand-held devices.

Last year, the recall of Samsung’s Note 7 smartphone made headlines across the world. Batteries in the devices were combusting, leading to a ban on flights. A Note 7 was even linked to a fire in an aircraft at Norfolk Airport.

In 2006, a similar issue led Dell to recall 4.1 million notebook computers due to a potential fire risk.

Hoverboards, one of the ‘must have’ items of 2015, were also linked to battery fires. Many makes were banned by retailers and 500,000 were recalled.

The automobile industry has been hit by numerous defects and recalls in recent years. Airbags on a wide-range of cars manufactured by Takata were found to have a defect that can lead to them exploding and killing or injuring drivers and passengers with shrapnel. The Takata recalls have been the largest in the history of the automobile.

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If you have been injured by a dangerous product, drug or medical device, please call us at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at (757) 455-0077.

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John Cooper

John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.

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Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.

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Bill O’mara

Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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