Recall: Educational light cubes
On 2016-10-13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Educational light cubes due to a potential Fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2013 for about $ 250.
About 1,000 units are involved in this Roylco, Inc., of Anderson, S.C. light cubes recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Lamps, Lights & Nightlights category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 5 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The light cube's lithium polymer battery can overheat and catch fire, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Roylco Educational Light Cubes with model number R59601. The model number is located on the user guide included with the light cube. The educational light cube is a white cube measuring 16 inches high by 16 inches wide by 16 inches deep. The cubes have a light source and a battery located in the base. The cube is primarily used for creative learning involving light in the early childhood classroom.
These items were sold new+ at Educational dealers and distributors nationwide, including Beyond Play, Charles J. Becker, Excelligence, Hatch and Kaplan from December 2013 through April 2016 for about $250.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled light cubes and contact Roylco for instructions on returning the light cubes for a free replacement of the light source, which contains the battery.
Roylco at 800-362-8656 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.roylcostore.com and click on Product Recall for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received three reports of the light cube battery overheating and catching fire. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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