The manufacturer of a $500 massage chair made by a company that has been under fire for sexual harassment claims is now under investigation by state regulators.
The California Occupational Safety and Health Commission (OSHA) said Monday it has launched a review of a massage chair manufactured by the same company.
The company, Aptio Spa, is one of several companies that manufacture massage chairs, which are used to provide gentle, safe and enjoyable massages for a variety of conditions.
Apto Spa has not responded to the investigation.
The OSHA said it was aware of complaints from several women who had claimed that the chairs were uncomfortable and caused them pain.
It said it received a report of two women with complaints regarding the chair in March 2016.
A total of 14 complaints had been submitted to the OSHA by March 25, 2016, and a total of two additional complaints were received in the third quarter of this year, according to OSHA.
The chair, called the Aptios Spa Massage Chair, retails for $499 and is available for sale at various retailers.
It can be configured to accommodate a wide range of sizes and offers a variety from a 30-minute massage to a 30 minute full body massage, the company said in a statement.
The state agency is investigating the company for its alleged violations of California’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHEA), the agency said.
OSHA investigators are also looking into whether the company failed to report alleged violations to the California Department of Industrial Relations, the agency added.