Recall: LED Rocketship PalPODzzz Portable Nightlights
On 2009-12-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding LED Rocketship PalPODzzz Portable Nightlights due to a potential electric shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2008 for about $15 to $20.
About 30,000 units are involved in this Osram Sylvania Products nightlight recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. 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 2009.
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What is the problem?
The bottom plastic cover on the recharging base of the portable nightlight can break, exposing internal electrical components. This poses an electric shock hazard to consumers.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves LED Rocketship PalPODzzz portable nightlights with model number 72174. The product can also be used as an emergency light or a flashlight. The nightlight is shaped as a rocket ship and sits in a plastic recharging base that plugs into the wall. The model number and date codes "0808" or "0908" are printed on the label attached to the bottom cover of the recharging base.
These items were sold new+ at The Home Depot, Stop & Shop, and other retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Smarthome.com, and Sylvaniaonlinestore.com from October 2008 through November 2009 for between $15 and $20.
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 portable nightlights and contact OSRAM SYLVANIA for a free replacement portable nightlight and a $5 coupon credit for OSRAM SYLVANIA products.
For additional information, contact OSRAM SYLVANIA at (877)-423-3772 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET or visit the firm's Web site at www.sylvania.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received three reports of the bottom of the recharging base breaking and consumers touching internal electrical components that resulted in minor electric shocks.
+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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