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Recall of the Week: HeathCo motion-activated outdoor lights due to electric shock hazard

HeathCo is recalling about 210,000 Motion-Activated Outdoor Lights in the U.S. and 13,000 in Canada.

Outdoor Light Motion ActivatedThe internal fixture wiring can energize the entire surface and fittings of the fixture, posing an electrical shock hazard, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. No injuries have been reported.

This recall includes multiple Heath/Zenith Motion Activated Outdoor Lights used for porch lighting. The lights come in 21 designs with a variety of finishes and are designed to turn on at night when motion is detected. The lights replace a standard outdoor wall-mounted light fixture.

The brand name and model number can be found on a label located on the back of the motion sensor for wall-mounted models, or underneath the motion sensor cover for ceiling-mounted models. Click here to see a list of the brand names with their model numbers included in the recall.

Consumers should immediately stop using the lights and turn off the power switch before removing the light from its mounting, the company and commission advise. Contact the company for instructions on how to return the light fixture and receive a free replacement.

Manufactured in China, the outdoor lights were sold at large home improvement retailers, lighting, electrical, and other retail stores nationwide, and online from December 2006 to July 2013 for between $50 and $120.

For more information, call HeathCo 855-704-5438 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, e-mail hzproductnotice@heathcollc.com, or visit the company’s website at www.heath-zenith.com and click on “Recall.” 

For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.

Copyright 2013, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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