Everyone loves a trip to Costco to load up on the necessities. But once in a while, you probably splurge on something special, too. And if you've indulged in some self-care products at the wholesaler recently, you need to examine your purchase closely because a recall has been issued on a massager sold exclusively at Costco. Read on to find out more, and for another popular product you need to stop using, If You Have This in Your Medicine Cabinet, the FDA Says to Get Rid of It.
Massimo Motor Sports recalled all models of their Massimo Percussion Massage Guns on Jan. 6, according to an announcement released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Announcement (CPSC). The products were sold exclusively on Costco's website from April to May of 2020. According to the CPSC, Massimo had to recall around 12,360 massagers due to a potential fire hazard; the products have a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery system that can overheat and cause a fire. "Massimo has received three reports of fires with the recalled massage guns that resulted in over $15,000 in property damage," the CPSC report states. Thankfully, no physical injuries have been reported so far.
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The massagers in question were all marked with the model number EM003 and were sold in four colors: black, silver, gold, and blue. If you have one of the recalled massagers at home, the CPSC says you should stop using it immediately and contact Massimo for a full refund.
These massage guns aren't the only products that have been recalled from Costco recently, however. For more recalled items you may have bought at Costco, keep reading, and for another recently recalled product, beware that If You Have This in Your Fridge, Throw It Away Now, FDA Says.
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