Wi-Fi Switches That Could Overheat and Catch Fire Recalled, Sold Nationwide
The switches were sold at home improvement and hardware stores nationwide and online through Amazon and Walmart
Approximately 24,000 WiOn Indoor In-wall Wi-Fi Switches are being recalled by their manufacturer because they may overheat and catch fire.
Recalled Product Details
The WiOn Indoor Wi-Fi Switch allows a consumer to control and monitor the lights and appliances at home or at the office with a smart phone from anywhere using an app. The product is designed to be installed into a single-switch outlet and is white in color with the WiOn logo in green on the front.
When and where were they sold?
The switches were sold at home improvement and hardware stores nationwide and online through Amazon and Walmart for about $40 each or $80 for a three pack.
No incidents or injuries related to this recall have been reported, to date.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled WiOn Indoor In-wall Wi-Fi Switches and contact Southwire, the switch manufacturer, to receive $4 to purchase a standard (non Wi-Fi) replacement switch. Additionally, consumers will receive a full refund once the recalled Wi-Fi switch is returned to Southwire.
The company will also reimburse the cost to hire an electrician to perform the switch replacement, which it recommends.
Anyone with additional questions or concerns about this recall can reach Southwire by calling toll-free (888) 770-7156.