Energizer Wallplate Nightlights Recalled for Fire HazardJul 14, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
Energizer, of St. Louis, Missouri is recalling about 3.000 Energizer Light On Demand Wallplate Nightlights due to fire hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
The recalled Energizer Light On Demand Wallplate Nightlights, which were manufactured by Sonco Product Company of China, are being recalled because the nightlight can overheat, especially if additional devices are plugged into its outlets, posing a fire hazard.
The recalled Energizer Light On Demand Wallplate Nightlight is white, plugs into the wall, has a plug in its base into which additional devices can be plugged, and has a removable/rechargeable light/flashlight. Model LODNLWP is stamped on the back of the unit. The wall light measures about six inches high, five inches wide, and three inches deep.
No other Light on Demand products are included in this recall and no incidents or injuries have been reported, to date.
The Energizer Light On Demand Wallplate Nightlights involved in this recall were sold at mass merchandisers, office supply stores, and various other retailers nationwide and on the Web from August 2008 through July 2009 and retailed for about $26.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Energizer Light On Demand Wallplate Nightlight, unplug it, and contact Energizer for information on returning the light to receive a full refund. Energizer can be reached at 1-800-782-2013 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s Web site at www.energizer.com
In recent years, imports from China have been at the center of safety worries in the United States and other countries. For instance, there was a heparin contamination with a counterfeit ingredient that was implicated in dozens of deaths in the U.S., and hundreds of serious reactions both here and abroad. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also issued recalls of several foods imported from China that may have been tainted with the industrial chemical melamine. Melamine tainted dairy products hospitalized thousands of children in that country.
We have also long been reporting that despite federal lead standards and that many consider lead poisoning to be one of the most important chronic environmental illnesses affecting children today, toys—many imported from China—continue to be made with elements that exceed federal standards and that could pose serious, sometimes fatal, health concerns.