72,000 Insect Zappers Recalled for Shock Hazard

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Stinger Insect Zappers, unplug them, and contact Kaz to return the product for a full refund. The company has received three reports of units exhibiting internal grid detachment, but no injuries have been reported.

Kaz USA Inc. of Marlborough, Mass., has recalled about 72,000 Stinger Insect Zappers because the units' insect kill grid can detach inside the housing, posing a shock hazard. The recall was announced Sept. 20.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Stinger Insect Zappers, unplug them, and contact Kaz to return the product for a full refund. The company has received three reports of units exhibiting internal grid detachment, but no injuries have been reported, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

They can contact Kaz toll-free at 888-480-2880 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time weekdays or by visiting www.Kaz.com or www.stingerproducts.com and clicking on "Recall" for more information.

The recall involves Stinger BK series Insect Zapper electric insect/mosquito zapper including the Stinger Insect Zapper (Model BK 110v3), the Stinger 3-in-1 Insect Zapper (Model BK310v3), and the Stinger 5-in-1 Insect & Mosquito Zapper (Model BK510v3). They are black or gray plastic and stand or hang vertically. The units are about 19 inches high and 6 inches wide and require an extension cord to operate outside. The recalled models have codes ending in YTG and Made in China printed on the silver label on the bottom of the product.

They were sold at Home Depot, Ace Hardware, and other stores nationwide and online from April 2018 through August 2018 for between $30 and $80.

This recall is being conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms that commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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