When using electrical products, especially when children are present, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following: Read all instructions before using. To reduce the risk of electric shock: Always unplug the unit from the electric outlet immediately after using and before cleaning. Do not reach for an unit that has fallen into water. Unplug it immediately. To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire or injury to persons: An appliance should never be left unattended when plugged in. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before putting on or taking off parts or attachments. Close supervision is necessary when this unit is by, on or near children, invalids or disabled persons. Do not use outdoors. Use this unit only for its intended use as described in this manual. Do not use attachments not recommended by HoMedics; specifically any attachments not provided with the unit. Do not carry this unit by the supply cord or use the cord as a handle. Never operate this unit if it has a damage cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if has been dropped or damaged, or dropped into water. Return it to HoMedics Service Center for examination and repair. Keep cord away from heated surfaces. Never block the air openings of the unit or place it on a soft surface, such as a bed or couch, where the air openings may be blocked. Keep air openings free of lint, hair, etc. Never drop or insert any object into any opening. Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being administered. Do not operate under a blanket or pillow. Excessive heating can occur and cause fire, electrocution or injury to persons. To disconnect, turn all controls to the "off" position, then remove plug from outlet. Use heated surfaces carefully. May cause serious burns. Do not use over insensitive skin area or in the presence of poor circulation. The unattended use of heat by children or incapacitated person may be dangerous. In case of pregnancy, diabetes, pacemaker use, illness or any medical condition, consult your doctor before using massager. This product is not intended for medical use. It is intended only to provide a luxurious message. Consult your doctor prior to using this product, if you are pregnant, you have a pacemaker, you have any concerns regarding your health. Not recommended for use by diabetics. Never leave the unit unattended, especially if children are present. Never cover the unit when it is in operation. Do not use this product for more then 15 minutes at a time. Extensive use could lead to the product's excessive heating and shorter life. Should this occur, discontinue use and allow the unit to cool before operating. Never use this product directly on swollen or inflamed areas or skin eruptions. Do not use this product as a substitute for medical attention. Do not use this product before bed. The massager has a stimulating effect and can delay sleep. Never use this product while in bed. This product should never be used by any individual suffering from any physical ailment that would limit the user's capacity to operate the controls. This unit should not be used by children or invalids without adult supervision. To avoid injury and irreparable damage, always remain seated when using massager. Never stand on the unit. All servicing of this massager must be performed by authorized HoMedics service personnel only.