Massimo Motor Sports has recalled its Percussion Massage Guns due to concerns the massager’s battery can overheat and become a fire hazard.
The recall affects around 12,360 massage percussion guns sold for massage therapy for around $60 at Costco between April 2020 and May 2020, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The recalled items have 20 speed levels and came with six massage heads.
Although the massage guns were sold in black, silver, gold and blue, all colors have the same model number: EM003.
Consumers may have purchased the massage guns to help relieve muscle pain after sports or exercise. Unfortunately, these devices may instead pose serious risks to consumers and their properties. According to the recall announcement, the massage gun’s built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery can overheat, posing a fire hazard, WTKR reported.
Although no reports of injuries have been received by the manufacturer, the recall announcement notes three reports of fires have been made. These fires reportedly resulted in over $15,000 in property damage.
Individuals who purchased the now-recalled massage guns from Costco can return the products for a full refund. According to Massimo’s recall alert, all refunds will be processed through Costco; the refunds could take between seven and 14 days to hit consumer accounts.
Consumers with further questions about the recall can contact Massimo Motor Sports at 877-881-6376 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central, Monday through Friday. The manufacturer has also established a recall notice with frequently asked questions on its website.
This recall was announced by Massimo Motor Sports in partnership with the CPSC — the federal regulator responsible for product safety and recalls due to fire hazards and other safety risks.
According to the regulator’s website, injuries, property damage and death caused by defective consumer products cost the country over $1 trillion each year.
In order to cut down on these costs and protect consumers, the CPSC evaluates products for safety and initiates recalls when products are found to pose a safety risk. Through these actions, deaths and injuries associated with consumer products have reportedly declined over the past 40 years.
There have been several recalls in the past months initiated by the CPSC and manufacturers in order to protect consumers.
On Dec. 30, the CPSC announced the recall of hundreds of thousands of infant rompers and swimsuits sold by Target due to safety risks. The rompers’ snaps can reportedly break off, scratching children and pinching their skin. The recalled swimsuits are also equipped with defective snaps, according to the recall announcement.
Earlier in December, the CPSC announced the recall of ceiling fans sold by Home Depot. The blades on the King of Fans ceiling fans can reportedly break and come loose.
If the issue is not corrected, the fan blades can detach during use and pose a risk for injury. Nearly 50 reports of the blades detaching were reported to the CPSC, including two involving injuries and four involving property damage.
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