Good Earth recalls 1.2 million lights after multiple fires and 1 death

  • Source: CBS News
  • Published: 06/07/2024 12:00 AM

More than 1.2 million Good Earth Rechargeable integrated Lights sold nationwide are being recalled due to multiple fires — one deadly — as the product's battery can overheat and ignite its plastic casing, according to a notice posted Thursday by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. One person died and another was treated for smoke inhalation when the product overheated and caused a fire in their home last year, according to Mount Prospect, Illinois-based Good Earth. The company knows of nine additional reports of lights overheating, including six that resulted in fire and property damage, it said. After investigating the 10 reports of the lights overheating, Good Earth "removed the lights involved in these incidents from sale to the public in January," the company said in a statement to CBS MoneyWatch, citing "an abundance of caution."


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