Water Pik became aware of the problem after receiving multiple reports of Sonic-Fusion toothbrushes malfunctioning, according to a recall notice issued Thursday by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The toothbrush base may overheat with localized melting and sparking, possibly causing fire, shock or burns, the agency said.
Products affected by the recall include Sonic-Fusion flossing toothbrushes model SF-01 with serial/lot numbers SF01 17 06 01 through SF01 18 06 28, and model SF-02 with serial/lot numbers SF02 17 06 01 through SF01 18 06 28. The serial/lot numbers can be found by looking on the product’s base, FDA said.
The toothbrushes were distributed from June 2017 to June 2018 in the U.S. and Canada, and were limited to professional educators, key opinion leaders, trade show customers and limited direct online sales.
If you own one of the recalled toothbrushes, you should stop using it immediately, and either throw it away or contact Water Pik for a replacement. To date, no injuries or other adverse events have been linked to the recalled toothbrushes.
Source: USA TODAY