Good Earth Lights Recalled After Multiple Fires and One Death

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In a significant safety alert, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled over 1.2 million Good Earth lights including light bars. This is due to severe fire and burn hazards. The recall follows multiple reports of fires, including one that resulted in the death of a homeowner. Details of this extensive recall were first reported by USA Today.

The affected Good Earth rechargeable integrated lights pose serious risks as their lithium-ion batteries can overheat, potentially igniting the plastic housing of the light bars. This overheating has been linked to one fatal incident and another case where an individual was treated for smoke inhalation. The recall also extends to an additional 37,800 units sold in Canada.

Good Earth Lighting, the Illinois-based company behind the product, has received nine further reports of lights overheating. Six of these incidents led to fires, causing property damage. In response to the recall, the company has issued an urgent statement on its website, urging customers to “immediately unplug and stop using your unit.”