Products Liability Law Daily 77K light kits recalled by Sterno Home for electric shock hazard
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Thursday, May 14, 2020

77K light kits recalled by Sterno Home for electric shock hazard

By Susan Lasser, J.D.

The company will provide a free replacement LED power supply with installation instructions.

Sterno Home Inc., of Canada, is recalling about 77,000 Hampton Bay, Patriot Lighting and Paradise light kits with Sterno Home LED power supplies because the path lights have a defective Sterno Home LED power supply that has a plug blade that can remain in the AC outlet when the LED power supply is pulled from the outlet, posing a risk of electric shock to the user (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 20-123, May 14, 2020).

Incidents and injuries. The firm has received one report of the light’s power supply plug blade detaching in an AC outlet. However, no injuries have been reported.

Product description. The recall involves Hampton Bay, Patriot Lighting and Paradise light kits sold with Sterno Home LED power supplies. The power supplies alter the voltage going through the light circuit. "Hampton Bay," "Patriot Lighting," and "Paradise" are printed on the rating label of the lights. The light kits were manufactured in China and were sold at Home Depot and other hardware stores nationwide and online, from March 2017 through May 2020, for between $50 and $100.

Remedy. Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled path lights immediately and to contact Sterno Home to receive a free replacement LED power supply and installation instructions.

Important CPSC Recall Remedy Notice Due to COVID-19. CPSC is advising consumers that because of the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall notices may not be currently available. Consumers should check with the recalling companies for further details. Moreover, the agency notice reminds consumers that CPSC and the recalling firms urge consumers not to use recalled products.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Sterno Home toll-free at 888-867-6095, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday; by email at [email protected]; or online at www.sternohome.com/recalls or www.sternohome.com and click on RECALL NOTICE in the top left corner.

Companies: Sterno Home Inc.

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