Mosquito Traps, Bedbug Monitors RecalledJul 8, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
BioSensory, Inc., of Putnam, Connecticut has recalled about 70 Dragonfly II Mosquito Traps and 1,500 NightWatch Bed Bug Monitors due to laceration or burn hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. Both the NightWatch Bed Bug Monitors and the Dragonfly II Mosquito Traps were manufactured in China.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) pressure sensors inside these products can crack and leak or burst causing the release of CO2. This could cause cracks with sharp edges that could cut a consumer’s hand, or direct CO2 discharge could cause a frostbite-like burn to a consumer’s hand.
To date, no injuries or incidents have been reported.
The Dragonfly II Model 503 is a cylindrical unit made of metal and plastic with a black, silver, and dark graphite finish. The units are about 36 inches tall and eight inches in diameter. The Dragonfly logo, model number, electrical information, Canadian Standards Association (CSA) mark for Canada and the United States (C US), BioSensory street and Internet address are engraved on the main housing, on the side opposite the control panel.
The NightWatch Model 506 is a white molded plastic unit 14 inches long and six inches high with a black and white striped thermal lure over the top and sides. Two detachable pitfalls are on either side of the unit. The pitfalls have a felt ramp leading to the elongated collection pit. The NightWatch model number, electrical information, Canadian Standards Association (CSA) mark for Canada and the United States (C US), BioSensory street and Internet address are engraved on the underside of the unit beneath the control panel.
The recalled Dragonfly II was sold exclusively by Frontgate Catalog in May 2009 for about $375. The recalled NightWatch was sold to licensed professional pest control operators by Forshaw Distribution (Charlotte, North Carolina) and Residex, LLC (Cranford, New Jersey) in May 2009 for approximately $600.
Consumers in possession of the Dragonfly are advised by the CPSC to should stop using the recalled product immediately and contact Frontgate to receive a replacement unit. Professional pest control operators in possession of the Night Watch who purchased NightWatch from Residex or Forshaw Distribution should take the units out of service immediately and return them to the distributor center for replacement.
For additional information on Dragonfly II: Contact the Frontgate Product Specialist Department toll free at 1-800-537-8484 Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET.
For additional information on NightWatch: Contact BioSensory at (800) 261-2659 Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.biosensory.com