Name of Product: Educational light cubes
Hazard: The light cube's lithium polymer battery can overheat and catch fire, posing a fire hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled light cubes and contact Roylco for instructions on returning the light cubes for a free replacement of the light source, which contains the battery.
Consumer Contact: Roylco at 800-362-8656 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.roylcostore.com and click on "Product Recall" for more information.
Units: About 1,400
Description: This recall involves the Roylco Educational Light Cubes with model number R59601. The model number is located on the user guide included with the light cube. The educational light cube is a white cube measuring 16 inches high by 16 inches wide by 16 inches deep. The cubes have a light source and a battery located in the base. The cube is primarily used for creative learning involving light in the early childhood classroom.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of the light cube battery overheating and catching fire. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Educational dealers and distributors nationwide, including Beyond Play, Charles J. Becker, Excelligence, Hatch and Kaplan from December 2013 through April 2016 for about $250.
Importer: Roylco, Inc., of Anderson, S.C.
Manufactured in: China
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