Numerous online baby stores describe the Moonlight & Melodies Owl Nightlight as “a feathered friend with a dimmable belly.” However, after a number of shock hazard complaints, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has urged consumers to stop using the nightlight immediately.
Skip Hop has issued a recall for its Moonlight & Melodies Nightlight adapter in the Owl Soother and Elephant Soother models. The company has set up a recall website and issued a statement.
“We are encouraging consumers who purchased this product to immediately stop using the product until they receive their free replacement adapter… We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our consumers and appreciate their understanding in this matter,” Skip Hop said.
The night light was sold from July 2016 through August 2017 for about $40. CPSC says Skip Hop sold approximately 130,000 in the United States and an additional 21,500 units in Canada.
Babies R Us, Target and other retailers removed the product from their websites and stores. However, the product remains available for purchase at some small online boutique nursery stores.
Skip Hop instructs consumers to unplug, avoid contact with any exposed parts and turn off power before continuing to remove from the wall outlet. Customers are instructed to return the USB wall adapter with a prepaid shipping label to receive a new adapter.
To receive a free replacement adapter, consumers must complete and submit an online product replacement form. According to the recall website, consumers who purchased the Owl Soother (Model 186000) and Elephant Soother (Model 186010) nightlight, can expect to hear from Skip Hop within two business day of completing the online form.