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

More than 1.2 million Good Earth rechargeable integrated lights sold nationwide are being recalled due to multiple fires — including one fatality — because the product’s battery can overheat and ignite its plastic casing, according to a report. notice released 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 Good Earth, based in Mount Prospect, Illinois. The company is aware of nine other reports of lights overheating, six of which 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 “.

Good Earth did not immediately respond to a question about why the company waited until June to announce its voluntary recall.

Manufactured in Cambodia and China, the recalled lamps were sold at hardware and home improvement stores including Ace Hardware, Lowe’s, Menards, Meijer, as well as online at Amazon, Goodearthlighting.com and QVC. They were sold from October 2017 to January 2024 for around $20 for a single unit or around $35 for a set.

Manufactured in Cambodia and China, the recalled Good Earth Lighting lamps (above) were sold at hardware and home improvement stores including Ace Hardware, Lowe’s, Menards, Meijer and online at Amazon, Goodearthlighting.com and QVC.

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission


In addition to those sold in the United States, an additional 37,800 lamps were sold in Canada.

The recalled lights have model numbers beginning with RE1122, RE1145, RE1362 and RE1250 printed on a white sticker on the back.

The product’s lithium-ion batteries are intended for use as an alternative to permanently hardwired fixtures in locations such as closets, cabinets, and staircases, where there are obstacles to installing hardwired lights.

Consumers with the recalled lights should stop using them and contact the company for a replacement. Good Earth Lighting can be reached by calling 800-291-8838 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Consumers can also email the company at productrecall@goodearthlighting.com.

Good Earth Lighting will provide “a free replacement lamp worth at least the purchase price of the recalled lamp, including shipping costs,” the company said in its release. It also urged its customers to use a proper USB charger with its rechargeable lights.

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