Motion Sensor Trash Can Recalled for Sharp Edges, Injury Risk

Motion Sensor Trash Can Recalled for Sharp Edges, Injury Risk
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July 17, 2015

Taking out the trash just got a little more hazardous.

EKO has received more than a dozen reports of incidents in which the plastic protective collar on the back of the trash can dislodged and exposed a sharp edge, resulting in laceration injuries.

About 367,000 EKO Sensible Eco Living motion sensor trash cans are affected by the recall.

The 21-gallon trash cans include lids that open when they sense motion nearby. Model number EK9288BMT-80L is on a product identification label on the underside of the trash can lid.

They were sold exclusively at Costco Wholesale stores nationwide and Costco.com between December 2013 and June 2015 for about $50.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled trash cans and return them to Costco for a full refund or contact EKO for a free repair kit with a redesigned black plastic protective collar and installation instructions. Costco is directly notifying consumers whom they know purchased the trash cans.

EKO USA can be contacted at (800) 354-7426.