FDA Bans Electrical Stimulation Devices

November 22, 2021

After several years of advocacy by NACDD, the Massachusetts State Developmental Disabilities Council, and thousands of other advocates across the country, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finally published a final rule to ban electrical stimulation devices (ESDs) used for self-injurious or aggressive behavior.

According to their statement, the FDA has banned the use of ESDs because they “present an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury that cannot be corrected or eliminated through new or updated device labeling.”

Click here to read the official FDA press release.