Healthy Living

Recall: Fourstar Group Handheld Massagers

If you are thinking of buying one for someone this holiday season please read and choose wisely.

Sold Exclusively at BJ’s Wholesale Clubs

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Handheld Massage Pets

Units: About 25,500

Distributor/Importer: Fourstar Group USA Inc., of Bedford Heights, Ohio

Manufacturers: Dongguan City Liwang Battery Co., Ltd. (battery), and Dongguan City Qingxi Shangpin Electrical Working Shop (massager), of China

Hazard: The massager’s batteries can leak, posing a burn hazard or skin irritation to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received reports from five stores of the batteries in massagers leaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves ladybug and bee-shaped “Massage Pet” handheld massagers. The ladybugs are red and black and the bees are yellow and black. The massagers measure 3 1/2 inches tall and 5 inches wide and were sold with two Kendal brand AA batteries. “Massage Pets” and “Dating code 1210A” are printed on the massager’s hangtag along with UPC 0 49696 60453 6 for the ladybug and UPC 0 49696 60454 3 for the bee.

Sold exclusively at: BJ’s Wholesale Clubs from September 2011 through December 2011 for about $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled massagers and return them to any BJ’s Wholesale Club for a full refund. The firm is directly contacting consumers who purchased this product. The firm advises consumers not to touch the batteries or open the battery compartment.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Fourstar Group at (866) 290-6191 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at

Karla Urwitz
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