|FOOD AND DRUG
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
July 2, 1998
LOSS DEVICE RECALLED
FDA is alerting consumers to a nationwide recall
of an electrical weight loss pad initiated by TV Store Corp./Body Fitness Inc., a company
based in Miami, Fla., which markets its products on television.
The firm has received complaints that indicate
that its Moulding Body Electrical Body Belts, also called the Personal Electro-Sauna, is
hazardous and has caused skin burns and fires. The product resembles a heating pad and can
be wrapped around the waist, thighs or arms. It is
not approved by the FDA.
Consumers who have purchased Moulding Body through
ads on Hispanic television should stop using the product at once.
TV Store is currently conducting a voluntary
recall of the product. FDA is actively monitoring the situation.
The product was sold nationwide in the United
States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Questions about TV Store's recall can be addressed to the
firm at 1-800-366-9940, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., EST.