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Motion Sensing Wall Switches Recalled Due to Electrical Shock Hazard
Posted Date: 11/23/2011 12:56 AM

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of Heath®/Zenith and WirelessCommand® motion sensing wall switches. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

About 75,000 units manufactured by HeathCo, LLC of Bowling Green, Kentucky are affected by the recall. When the switches are in the auto mode and the light is off, a small amount of leakage current passes through the electric circuit, including the socket. If consumers fail to disconnect the power at the circuit breaker and make contact with both terminals inside the socket while replacing the bulbs, there is a risk of an electric shock.

The product, which is manufactured in China, replaces a standard household wall switch and is designed to turn off the attached lighting load when motion is no longer detected in the room. The products come in white or ivory and the brand name and model number can be found on a label located on the side of the switch. The product is sold at mass merchants, electrical distributors, hardware retailers and online retailers from August 2007—August 2011 for between $20—$25.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wall switches and contact the company for a free wall switch replacement.

For additional information, contact HeathCo toll-free at (855) 704-5438 between 8 AM and 5 PM CT Monday through Friday, e-mail hzproductnotice@heathcollc.com or visit the company's website at www.heath-zenith.com/hzproductnotice for a complete list of affected model numbers.

Visit http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12046.html to view a picture of the recalled product,


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