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From Products Liability Law Daily, September 29, 2017

130K nightlight soothers recalled for electrical shock hazard

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Skip Hop, of New York, New York, has recalled around 130,000 Moonlight & Melodies nightlight soothers because the soothers’ USB wall power adapter can break, posing an electrical shock hazard. An additional 21,500 units were sold in Canada (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 17-235, September 28, 2017).

Incidents and injuries. Skip Hop is aware of incidents of the power adapter breaking, including one that resulted in an electrical shock.

Product description. This recall involves Skip Hop’s Moonlight & Melodies owl and elephant nightlight soothers that play melodies or nature sounds and project images. They have a USB wall power adapter and cord. The white and gray owl soothers measure about 5.5 by 4.5 by 6 inches. The white elephant soother measures about 7 by 4.2 by 5.7 inches. The soothers have a sound speaker on each side and operation buttons at the top or on the back. The Skip Hop logo is on the underside of the soother.

These nightlight soothers, which were manufactured in China, were sold at Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Target, and other retailers nationwide, and online at Skiphop.com and Amazon.com from July 2016 through August 2017 for approximately $40.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled nightlight soothers immediately and contact Skip Hop for instructions on returning the USB wall power adapter with a prepaid shipping label and receiving a free repair kit which includes a free USB wall adapter.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Skip Hop toll-free at 888-282-4674 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, via email at recall@skiphop.com, or online at www.skiphop.comand click on "Product Recalls" at the bottom of the page.

Companies: Skip Hop

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