Recalls this week: Baby seats, light switches

The Associated Press Published:

Product recalls this week include motion sensing wall switches which pose a potential shock hazard, and baby seats originally recalled four years ago but that continue to present a fall hazard.

Here's a look at the consumer products recalled this week:

MOTION SENSING WALL SWITCHES

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. 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: Call 855-704-5438; visit www.heath-zenith.com/hzproductnotice ; email hzproductnotice(at)heathcollc.com.

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BABY SEATS

DETAILS: Bumbo International Trust of South Africa and the Consumer Product Safety Commission urge parents and caregivers to never place Bumbo baby seats on tables, countertops, chairs or other raised surfaces. Infants aged 3-10 months old have fallen out of the seats and suffered skull fractures and other injuries.

WHY: Babies can fall from the seats and suffer head injuries.

INCIDENTS: At least 45 incidents in which infants fell out of a Bumbo seat on an elevated surface after a 2007 voluntary recall. The recall required that new warnings be placed on the seat to deter elevated use. Since the recall the company and CPSC have learned that 17 infants suffered skull fractures. An additional 50 reports have been filed including two reports of skull fractures and one report of a concussion that occurred when babies fell out of seats used on the floor.

HOW MANY: 3.85 million have been sold in the United States since 2003.

FOR MORE: Call (202) 248-1664; visit http://www.bumbo.com ; email info(at)bumbo.com.

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