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Motion Sensing Wall Switches Recalled by HeathCo due to Electrical Shock Hazard

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Product Information

Name of Product: Heath®/Zenith and WirelessCommand® motion sensing wall switches

Units: About 75,000

Manufacturer: HeathCo, LLC of Bowling Green, KY.

Hazard: When the switches are in the auto mode and the light is off, a small amount of leakage current passes through the electric circuit, including the socket. If consumers fail to disconnect the power at the circuit breaker and make contact with both terminals inside the socket while replacing the bulbs, there is a risk of an electric shock.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves Heath®/Zenith and WirelessCommand® motion sensing wall switches with model numbers listed below. The product replaces a standard household wall switch and is designed to turn off the attached lighting load when motion is no longer detected in the room. The products come in white or ivory. The brand name and model number can be found on a label located on the side of the switch.

BRAND MODEL
Heath®-Zenith SL-6106-IV
Heath®-Zenith SL-6106-IV-A
Heath®-Zenith SL-6106-WH
Heath®-Zenith SL-6106-WH-A
Wireless Command® WC-6106-IV
Wireless Command® WC-6106-WH
Heath®-Zenith SL-6108-IV
Heath®-Zenith SL-6108-IV-A
Heath®-Zenith SL-6108-WH
Heath®-Zenith SL-6108-WH-A
Wireless Command® WC-6108-IV
Wireless Command® WC-6108-WH

 

Sold at: Mass merchants, electrical distributors, hardware retailers and online retailers from August 2007 through August 2011 for between $20.00 and $25.00.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wall switches and contact the company for a free wall switch replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact HeathCo toll-free at 855.704.5438 between 8:00am and 5:00pm CT Monday through Friday, email or visit the company’s website at www.heath-zenith.com/hzproductnotice

Heath®/Zenith and WirelessCommand® motion sensing wall switches recalled.
Heath®/Zenith and WirelessCommand® motion sensing wall switches recalled.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov

About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: www.saferproducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 800.638.8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

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