top of page

Massage Chairs "FDA Approved"? Buyer Beware.

From time to time, we have customers who ask us if our massage chairs are FDA Approved. They ask because they see some of the massage chairs on the market advertising their chairs as "FDA Approved". In a short summary, we suggest Buyer Beware if you encounter any massage chair companies who advertise with this label because it is misleading and in our opinion, it is unethical marketing practice. This type of misleading practice can most often affect the most vulnerable consumers in our market to make bad financial decisions. We do not support this type of business practice even if we lose a customer.

If you are interested in learning more details, please keep reading.

FDA (Food and Drug Administration) classifies medical devices into three risk classifications: Class I, Class II and Class III.

  • Class I are devices with the lowest risk such as nonelectric wheelchairs and even manual toothbrush. Massage chairs are classified as Class I medical product according to FDA (Link).

  • Class II are devices with slightly higher risk than Class I such as blood pressure cuffs and pregnancy test kits.