Recall news

AP News
Posted: Nov 22, 2011 3:27 PM
Recall news

The following recall has been announced:



DETAILS: Heath/Zenith and WirelessCommand motion sensing wall switches manufactured by HeathCo, LLC of Bowling Green, Ky.; sold at mass merchants, electrical distributors, hardware retailers and online from August 2007 through August 2011. 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 motion sensing wall switches come in white or ivory. They were manufactured in China.

WHY: 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: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 75,000.

FOR MORE: Contact HeathCo at 855-704-5438 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST, email hzproductnotice(at), or visit the company's website at