Recall: LectroFan Sound Machines
On 2017-03-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding LectroFan Sound Machines due to a potential electrical shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2016 for about $50.
About 40,000 units are involved in this Adaptive Sound Technologies (ASTI) power adapters recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Power Supplies & Adapters category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 8 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The casing on the power adapter can break when plugged into an electrical outlet, exposing its metal prongs, posing an electrical shock hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves power adapters sold with LectroFan sound machines. The adapter has "ASTI AC Adapter" and model number XHY050050UCC printed on the side. The LectroFans were black or white with a matching black or white power adapter. The LectroFan machines have a serial number between 3 551615 528640 and 3 551615 618639 or between 3 551636 000010 and 3 551636 285179. The serial number is printed on a label on the bottom of the machine and "LectroFan" is printed on the front. The LectroFan Sound Machine has 10 fan sounds and 10 white noise sounds.
These items were sold new+ Online at Amazon.com from November 2016 through February 2017 for about $50.
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 LectroFan, disconnect the power adapter and contact the firm to receive a free replacement power adapter. Consumers can continue to use the sound machine with the USB cable supplied with the LectroFan by plugging it into a computer's USB port or into another power adapter. The firm is contacting all purchasers of the recalled product directly.
ASTI toll-free at 866-220-7607 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.asticorp.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
ASTI has received three reports of power adapters breaking or pulling apart, exposing the metal prongs. 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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