Manufacturer Skip Hop, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled about 130,000 Moonlight & Melodies nightlight soothers. The CPSC says the soother’s USB wall power adapter can break, posing an electrical shock hazard. According to Skip Hop, there have been multiple incidents reported in which the power adapter broke, including one that resulted in an electrical shock. No ASI-listed companies were named in the recall. About 21,000 soothers were additionally sold in Canada.
The recalled owl and elephant nightlight soothers were sold at Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Target and other retailers nationwide and online at Skiphop.com and Amazon.com from July 2016 through August 2017 for approximately $40 apiece. The soothers play melodies or nature sounds and project images. The white and gray owl soother measures about 5.5 by 4.5 by 6 inches and the white elephant soother measures about 7 x 4.2 x 5.7 inches. Both have a USB wall power adapter and cord, as well as a sound speaker on each side and operation buttons at the top or the back. The Skip Hop logo is on the underside of the soother.
Officials are asking consumers to immediately stop using the recalled nightlight soothers and contact Skip Hop. The manufacturer is providing instructions on returning the USB wall power adapter and is sending customers a free repair kit which includes a free USB wall adapter.