Fri. Sep 29th, 2023
Emporia Recalls North America Smart Plugs Due to Electric Shock Hazard

Emporia, a company specializing in smart home energy management products, is recalling approximately 80,000 120V North American smart plugs due to a safety risk. The Consumer Products Safety Commission has issued a warning that these plugs lack sufficient grounding and could potentially lead to electric shock or a fire.

The affected smart plugs were sold online through Emporia’s website and on Amazon between July 2022 and August 2023. They have a white exterior finish with the word “Emporia” printed on the front. These smart plugs offer consumers the ability to monitor energy usage and control various home appliances using the Emporia App. This includes devices such as fans, lamps, humidifiers, and other electronics, all controllable through a smartphone.

In light of the safety concern, consumers who have purchased these smart plugs are advised to discontinue their use immediately and return them to Emporia. The company is offering a full refund or free replacement for affected customers. Further details can be found on Emporia’s website or through their customer service channels.

It is important to prioritize safety in the usage of electrical devices, especially those that integrate with smart home technology. Taking prompt action to address any potential risks or hazards is crucial to maintaining the well-being and protection of both individuals and their households.