FDA Issues Top Alert On Massager Linked To Death

Law360, New York (November 21, 2011, 1:54 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued its highest-level recall for a King International LLC massage device associated with the death of one user and the near-strangulation of another.

The FDA announced it was applying the Class I designation to a voluntary recall of King's ShoulderFlex Massager initiated by the company Aug. 31. The agency had released a safety communication Aug. 25 advising consumers not to use the device after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission received reports of the death and near-strangulation....
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