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Safety Alert

Southwire Recalls Wi-Fi Switches Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: WiOn Indoor In-wall Wi-Fi Switches

Hazard: The wi-fi switches can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund, Replace

Consumer Contact: Southwire toll-free at 888-770-7156 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m to 6 p.m. CT or online at www.wionproducts.com or www.southwire.com and click on "Product Recall" for more information.

Units: About 24,000 (In addition, about 6000 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves the WiOn Indoor In-wall Wi-Fi Switch. The 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 a smart phone 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled switches and contact Southwire to receive $4 to purchase a standard (non Wi-Fi) replacement switch. In addition, consumers will receive a full refund once the recalled Wi-Fi switch is returned to Southwire. Consumers should hire an electrician to perform the replacement and Southwire will reimburse them for this cost.

Sold at: Home improvement and hardware stores nationwide and on-line at Amazon.com and Walmart.com for about $40 and about $80 for a three pack.

Importer: Southwire Company, LLC, of Carrollton, Ga.

Distributor: Southwire Company, LLC, of Carrollton, Ga.

Manufactured In: China