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Handheld Massagers Recalled by Fourstar Group

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About 25,500 Handheld Massage Pets were recalled by Fourstar Group USA Inc., of Bedford Heights, Ohio, and Dongguan City Liwang Battery Co., Ltd. (battery), and Dongguan City Qingxi Shangpin Electrical Working Shop (massager), of China, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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