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Heath®/Zenith and WirelessCommand® motion sensing wall switches

Starting date:
April 10, 2012
Posting date:
April 10, 2012
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items, Miscellaneous
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-500002801

Affected products

Heath®/Zenith and WirelessCommand® motion sensing wall switches

Product description

Heath®/Zenith and WirelessCommand® motion sensing wall switches with model numbers listed below. 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 products come in white or ivory. The brand name and model number can be found on a label located on the side of the switch.

Brand Model
Heath®/Zenith SL-6106-IV
Heath®/Zenith SL-6106-IV-A
Heath®/Zenith SL-6106-WH
Heath®/Zenith SL-6106-WH-A
WirelessCommand® WC-6106-IV
WirelessCommand® WC-6106-WH
Heath®/Zenith SL-6108-IV
Heath®/Zenith SL-6108-IV-A
Heath®/Zenith SL-6108-WH
Heath®/Zenith SL-6108-WH-A
WirelessCommand® WC-6108-IV
WirelessCommand® WC-6108-WH

Hazard identified

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.

Neither Health Canada nor HeathCo has received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these wall switches.

Number sold

Approximately 3,706 units of the affected wall switches were sold at mass merchants, electrical distributors and hardware retailers across Canada.

Time period sold

The affected wall switches were sold from August 2007 to August 2011.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
HeathCo, LLC
Bowling Green
Kentucky
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wall switches and contact the company for a free wall switch replacement.

For more information, consumers may contact HeathCo toll-free at 1-855-704-5438 between 8 AM and 5 PM CT Monday through Friday, by email at hzproductnotice@heathcollc.com or visit the company's website.

Consumers may also view the recall notice on the Electrical Safety Authority's website.