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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
July 2, 1998

WEIGHT 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.

 

The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.