Recall: Stinger Insect Zappers
On 2018-09-20, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Stinger Insect Zappers due to a potential Shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2018 for about $30 to $80.
About 70,000 units are involved in this stinger insect zappers recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Bug Killers & Insect Traps category in 2018.
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What is the problem?
The insect kill grid can detach inside the housing, posing a shock hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Stinger BK series Insect Zapper electric insect/mosquito zapper including the Stinger Insect Zapper (Model BK 110v3), the Stinger 3-in-1 Insect Zapper (Model BK310v3) and the Stinger 5-in-1 Insect & Mosquito Zapper (Model BK510v3). They are black or gray plastic and stand or hang vertically. The units are about 19 inches high and 6 inches wide and require an extension cord to operate outside. The recalled models have codes ending in YTG and Made in China printed on the silver label on the bottom of the product.
|Model Number||Product Name|
|BK510v3 (ULG510YTG)||Stinger 5-in-1 Insect & Mosquito Zapper|
|BK310v3 (ULG310YTG)||Stinger 3-in-1 Insect Zapper|
|BK110v3 (ULG110YTG)||Stinger Insect Zapper|
These items were sold new+ at Home Depot, Ace Hardware, other stores nationwide, and online from April 2018 through August 2018 for between $30 and $80.
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 Stinger Insect Zappers, unplug them, and contact Kaz to return the product for a full refund.
Kaz toll-free at 888-480-2880 from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or online at www.Kaz.com or www.stingerproducts.com and click on "Recall" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Kaz has received three reports of units exhibiting internal grid detachment. 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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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.