VIBE Machine Recalled

November 4, 2008

The company’s labeling reported that the device could be used to treat or cure medical conditions and diseases such as:

  • cancer
  • depression
  • infection
  • pain

The firm as failed to provide FDA with any evidence to support these claims.

VIBE Technologies, 2329 W. 10th St., Greeley, Colorado 80634-3527
Reason for
This device has not been approved by FDA, lacks safety and effectiveness data, and is not manufactured under current good manufacturing practices.
Public Contact:
Customers or other individuals that have been treated with this device may contact VIBE Technologies at 1-970-356-9594.
FDA District:
FDA Comment:

On October 1, 2008, the company sent a certified letter to each customer who purchased the device to stop using it. The letter also included:

  • a warning label to be permanently placed on the VIBE Machine stating that it is not a medical device and should not be used as one.
  • an updated operation manual/users’ guide that contains no medical conditions or treatment claims.
  • a certification to be signed by the user and returned to the company acknowledging that they:
    • received the letter.
    • attached the warning label on the device, and
    • understand that the VIBE Machine does not affect the structure or function of the human or animal body.
  • a request that the user certify that they will:
    • not promote the VIBE Machine as a medical device.
    • remove any medical claims from their individual websites, and
    • destroy any VIBE literature making medical claims.
  • a warning that failure to sign and return the certification will result in the company refusing to service their machine.

Class 1 recalls are the most serious type of recall and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of the product will cause serious injury or death.

Health care professionals and consumers may report adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by FAX.

Regular Mail: use postage-paid FDA form 3500 available at: Mail to MedWatch 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787
FAX: 1-800-FDA-0178

This page was posted on November 4, 2008.