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Following one death, over 1.2 million rechargeable lights under recall

Robert Besser
10 Jun 2024, 01:31 GMT+10

  • Over 1.2 million rechargeable lights have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada due to fire hazards following a reported death
  • The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced June 6 that Good Earth Lighting’s integrated light bars are being recalled because their batteries can overheat and catch fire
  • The CPSC reported one death and another case of smoke inhalation from a fire caused by these lights last year

NEW YORK CITY, New York: Over 1.2 million rechargeable lights have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada due to fire hazards following a reported death.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced June 6 that Good Earth Lighting’s integrated light bars are being recalled because their batteries can overheat and catch fire, posing serious burn and smoke-inhalation risks.

The CPSC reported one death and another case of smoke inhalation from a fire caused by these lights last year. Good Earth Lighting is aware of nine additional overheating incidents, six of which resulted in fires and property damage.

Good Earth Lighting decided to conduct a voluntary recall “after investigating the circumstances” of the incidents and removed the lights from sale in January “out of an abundance of caution.”

The lithium-ion battery-powered lights, designed for closets, staircases, and cupboards, can be identified by model numbers RE1122, RE1145, RE1362, and RE1250. Between October 2017 and January 2024, about 1.2 million of these lights were sold in the U.S. at hardware and home improvement stores such as Lowe’s, Ace Hardware, and Meijer, as well as online at Amazon and GoodEarthLighting.com. An additional 37,800 units were sold in Canada.

Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled lights immediately. Good Earth Lighting is offering free replacement light bars. For more information on registering and safely disposing of the recalled lights, consumers can contact the company or visit its website.

The Mount Prospect, Illinois-based company, emphasized its commitment to high-quality and safety standards, ensuring consumers feel confident in their energy-efficient and eco-friendly lighting products.

Categories: U.S. news, New York news, Utilities news, Law Enforcement news.

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