July 7, 2009
BioSensory Recalls Dragonfly II Mosquito Trap and NightWatch Bedbug Monitor Products Due to Laceration or Burn Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Dragonfly II Mosquito Traps and NightWatch Bed Bug Monitors
Units: About 70 Mosquito Traps; and 1500 Bed Bug Monitors
Manufacturer: BioSensory, Inc., of Putnam, Conn.
Hazard: Carbon dioxide (CO2) pressure sensors inside these products can crack and leak or burst causing the release of CO2. This could cause cracks with sharp edges that could cut a consumer’s hand, or direct CO2 discharge could cause a frostbite-like burn to a consumer’s hand.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
The Dragonfly II Model 503 is a cylindrical unit made of metal and plastic with a black, silver and dark graphite finish. The units are about 36 inches tall and 8 inches in diameter. The Dragonfly logo, model number, electrical information, Canadian Standards Association (CSA) mark for Canada and the United States (C US), BioSensory street and internet address are engraved on the main housing, on the side opposite the control panel.
The NightWatch Model 506 is a white molded plastic unit 14 inches long and 6 inches high with a black and white striped thermal lure over the top and sides. Two detachable pitfalls are on either side of the unit. The pitfalls have a felt ramp leading to the elongated collection pit. The NightWatch model number, electrical information, Canadian Standards Association (CSA) mark for Canada and the United States (C US), BioSensory street and internet address are engraved on the underside of the unit beneath the control panel.
Sold by: Dragonfly II was sold exclusively by Frontgate Catalog in May 2009 for about $375. NightWatch was sold to licensed professional pest control operators by Forshaw Distribution (Charlotte, N.C.) and Residex, LLC (Cranford, N.J.) in May 2009 for approximately $600.
Manufactured in: Both in China
Dragonfly: Consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately and contact Frontgate to receive a replacement unit.
Night Watch: Professional pest control operators who purchased NightWatch from Residex or Forshaw Distribution should take the units out of service immediately and return them to the distributor center for replacement.
For additional information on Dragonfly II contact the Frontgate Product Specialist Department toll free at 1-800-537-8484 Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET.
For additional information on NightWatch contact BioSensory at (800) 261-2659 Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.biosensory.com
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