Shoulderflex recalled due to potential death risk

Last week, King International announced the recall of its Shoulderflex Massager due to risk of strangulation or even death.

Recalled products include:

  • ALL Shoulderflex massagers sold from 2003 to 2011

There has been a report of a strangulation and death. This is despite an alleged warning contained with the product to never wear a necklace during use, in order to prevent entanglement.

The recalled devices were sold at various retail stores, including Relax the Back, in mail order catalogs, including Lifestyle Fascination, and also through online retailers, including, in the United States.

Consumers should immediately stop using the product, and dispose of it. The company recommends disposing of the power supply and the unit separately, which includes removing the massaging fingers, and disposing of them separately as well, so that it cannot be reassembled and used.

For more information, consumers can contact the company at (503) 524-7046, or through its website, or by writing to King International at PO Box 2384, Beaverton, OR 97075.

What to Do if You Were Injured or Affected by a Recalled Product

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of this recall, you may be entitled to compensation.  If you feel you have been injured by a recalled product, contact an experienced products liability attorney.

Learn more about products liability and defective products. You can also find information on this blog about other recalled products.