Frequently asked Questions
Can I use an extension cord with my far infrared mat?
Absolutely. However, the extension cord itself MUST be of the same or greater diameter than the cord on the FIR Mat controls.
Can I use the FIR Mat if I have surgical implants?
Metal implants generally reflect infrared rays and will rarely heat up. Start with a temperature below 110°, and increase the setting gradually. Silicone implants will absorb radiant heat but are not harmed by mat temperatures. However, it is always best to check with your physician before using your amethyst mat on higher temperatures.
Can I use the FIR Mat with a pacemaker?
Generally, a far infrared mat will not affect your pacemaker but you should check with your cardiologist to be sure.
Will synthetic fibers affect my FIR Mat?
Natural fibers are recommended but not essential for clothing, as well as anything you are using to cover your FIR Mat to protect it or provide cushioning.
Will a FIR Mat benefit my arthritic dog?
Absolutely! We are currently looking into manufacturing a FIR Mat with a suitable covering to protect it and potentially reduce the cost. As dogs age, rheumatism and arthritis can reduce their quality of life, and the FIR Mat will help them significantly, just as it would a person. Older dogs are less inclined to chew, so chewing the electrical cord should not be an issue. But it is an electrical device, and your pet should always be supervised while on the mat.
What is the FDA certification of the FIR Mat?
The FDA has classified the FIR Mat as a Class II Medical Device.
What does it mean for the FDA to “classify” a medical device?
The FDA classifies medical devices based on the risks associated with the device. Devices are classified into one of three categories: Class I, Class II, and Class III.
Class I devices are deemed to be low risk, and are, therefore, subject to the fewest regulatory controls. For example, dental floss is classified as a Class I device.
Class II devices are higher risk devices than Class I, and require more regulatory controls to provide reasonable assurance of the device’s safety and effectiveness. For example, condoms are classified as Class II devices.
Class III devices are generally the highest risk devices, and are, therefore, subject to the highest level of regulatory control. Class III devices must typically be approved by FDA before they are marketed. For example, replacement heart valves are classified as Class III devices.
Does the Charmed and Radiant FIR Mats have an FDA certificate of registration?