Recall: Heath / Zenith and WirelessCommand Motion Sensing Wall Switches
On 2011-11-22, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Heath / Zenith and WirelessCommand Motion Sensing Wall Switches due to a potential electric shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2007 for about $20 to $25.
About 80,000 units are involved in this Heath/Zenith wall switch recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Outlets, Timers & Switches category in 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (855) 704-5438
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What is the problem?
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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Heath/Zenith and WirelessCommand motion sensing wall switches with model numbers listed below. The product 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. The brand name and model number can be found on a label located on the side of the switch. Instructions for locating the label can be found here: http://www.heath-zenith.com/hzproductnotice
These items were sold new+ at Mass merchants, electrical distributors, hardware retailers and online retailers from August 2007 through August 2011 for between $20 and $25.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the company's website at www.heath-zenith.com/hzproductnotice
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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