Print Friendly and PDF
Encore careers offer baby boomers an opportunity for new, more fulfilling work in retirement
Johnson & Johnson to pay $2.2 billion to settle charges of false marketing, kickbacks

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 hz[email protected], or visit the company’s website at and click on “Recall.” 

For details on other recalls, see

Copyright 2013, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)