EKO Recalls Motion Sensor Trash Cans Sold Exclusively at Costco Due to Laceration Hazard (Recall Alert)

The black plastic protective collar in the opening on the back of the trash receptacle can become dislodged and expose a sharp edge.

Recall date: July 17, 2015
Recall number: 15-742
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    EKO 80L Motion Sensor Trash Can

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Trash cans

Hazard:

The black plastic protective collar in the opening on the back of the trash receptacle can become dislodged and expose a sharp edge, posing a risk of laceration to the user.

Consumer Contact:

EKO USA at (800) 354-7426 anytime or online at www.ekousaltd.com and click on "Product Recall on Sensible Eco Living 80L/21G Motion Sensor Trash Cans (Costco Item #807890)" for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 367,000

Description

This recall involves EKO Sensible Eco Living motion sensor trash cans. The trash cans open when they detect motion nearby. The recalled trash cans are stainless steel, about 31 inches tall and about 14 inches square. They have the capacity to hold 21 gallons (80 liters) of trash and the lid operates with eight AA batteries. Model number EK9288BMT-80L is on a product identification label on the underside of the trash can lid.

Incidents/Injuries

EKO has received 13 reports of incidents in which the black plastic protective collar dislodged and exposed a sharp edge, resulting in laceration injuries.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled trash cans and return them to Costco for a full refund or contact EKO for a free repair kit with a redesigned black plastic protective collar and installation instructions. Costco is notifying consumers who purchased the trash cans directly.

Sold exclusively at

Costco Wholesale stores nationwide and Costco.com between December 2013 and June 2015 for about $50.

Importer(s)

Costco Wholesale Corporation, of Issaquah, Wash.

Manufactured in

China

  • EKO 80L Motion Sensor Trash Can