Water Pik Inc., is recalling 3,800 Sonic-Fusion flossing toothbrushes because the charging base may overheat and catch fire, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported.
The company initiated the recall after receiving reports of the toothbrush malfunctioning with the base overheating causing localized melting and sparking, possibly causing fire, shock or burns.
Toothbrushes affected by this recall include the Sonic-Fusion model SF-01 with the serial/lot numbers SF01 17 06 01 through SF01 18 06 28, and model SF-02 with the serial/lot numbers SF02 17 06 01 through SF01 18 06 28. The serial/lot numbers can be found under the product’s base.
The toothbrushes were distributed to professional educators, key opinion leaders, trade show customers and direct online sales to customers in the U.S. and Canada from June 2017 and June 2018.
No other Water Pik flossers or toothbrushes are affected by the recall. Consumers who have affected units should stop using them, immediately unplug them, and return them to Water Pik. Return kits are available by calling 800-674-7718, or by emailing the company at SonicFusion-Return@Waterpik.com.
Any adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with use of these toothbrushes should be reported to the FDA MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program at www.FDA.gov/MedWatch/Report.htm.
Source: FDA Recall Notice