Walt Disney Parks and Resorts recently recalled the Happy Holidays! Mickey Mouse Nightlights due to a fire hazard they pose. Specifically, liquid from the nightlight can leak onto electrical outlets, thereby posing a significant and deadly fire hazard. Consumers who purchased the nightlights should immediately stop using them, and contact Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc. for a full refund. The consumer contact number for instructions on obtaining the refund is 844–722–1444. You can also go online to www.Disneyparks.com and click the ”Safety Recall” tab at the bottom of the page for more information.
About 3,000 of the nightlights, manufactured in China, were sold in the US exclusively at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista Florida, and at Disneyland resort in Anaheim California. Units were also sold on the Shop Disney Parks mobile app and online@Disneystore.com last fall. The product retailed for about $15.
The recall was conducted in conjunction with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with consumer products that are under the agency’s jurisdiction. It is estimated that injuries, deaths and property damage from consumer products cost the nation more than $1 trillion each year. The product was recalled voluntarily by the company under the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Fast Track Recall.
In 2015, there were an estimated 254,200 toy -related injuries treated in US hospital emergency rooms. More sobering, there were 11 reports of toy related deaths that occurred in 2015 among children under 15 years of age. Riding toys were associated with 45% of these deaths. Unlike many toys and children’s products which can harm the very children that use them, this particular product posed a fire hazard for the entire household.
Ken Selander is a personal injury attorney with a focus on children’s injuries including children injured by dangerous products. Ken is available at 206-723-8200 for a free legal consultation regarding cases involving dangerous products and injuries to your children.