Four models of Charmglow electric bug killers which may present a fire hazard to consumers are being recalled by the importer,
Consumers should discontinue using the bug killer and call Allied Tube and Conduit Corporation toll-free at 1-800-558-5502 for instructions on returning the unit for a refund of the purchase price; Illinois residents should call 1-800-654-5810.
Manufactured in Taiwan, the recalled bug killers are models 071512 (15 watt), 073425 (25 watt), 074001 (40 watt), and 078012 (80 watt). The model numbers are printed on the label affixed to the top of the unit.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.