|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 10, 2009
Release # 10-060
|Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 423-3772
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
OSRAM SYLVANIA Recalls Portable Nightlights Due to Electric Shock Hazard
WASHINGTON, 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.
Name of Product: LED Rocketship PalPODzzz™ Portable Nightlights
Units: About 26,000
Importer: OSRAM SYLVANIA Products Inc., of Danvers, Mass.
Hazard: The bottom plastic cover on the recharging base of the portable nightlight can break, exposing internal electrical components. This poses an electric shock hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of the bottom of the recharging base breaking and consumers touching internal electrical components that resulted in minor electric shocks.
Description: This recall involves LED Rocketship PalPODzzz™ portable nightlights with model number 72174. The product can also be used as an emergency light or a flashlight. The nightlight is shaped as a rocket ship and sits in a plastic recharging base that plugs into the wall. The model number and date codes “0808” or “0908” are printed on the label attached to the bottom cover of the recharging base.
Sold at: The Home Depot, Stop & Shop, and other retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Smarthome.com, and Sylvaniaonlinestore.com from October 2008 through November 2009 for between $15 and $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable nightlights and contact OSRAM SYLVANIA for a $20 coupon for OSRAM SYLVANIA products.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact OSRAM SYLVANIA at (877)-423-3772 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET or visit the firm’s Web site at www.sylvania.com
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