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Kaz Recalls Stinger Insect Zappers Due to Shock Hazard


Recall Date: September 20, 2018

Recall Number: 18-227

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Stinger Insect Zappers

Hazard: The insect kill grid can detach inside the housing, posing a shock hazard.

Remedy: Refund. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Stinger Insect Zappers, unplug them, and contact Kaz to return the product for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Kaz toll-free at 888-480-2880 from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or online at or and click on “Recall” for more information.

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Recall Details

Units: About 72,000

This recall involves Stinger BK series Insect Zapper electric insect/mosquito zapper including the Stinger Insect Zapper (Model BK 110v3), the Stinger 3-in-1 Insect Zapper (Model BK310v3) and the Stinger 5-in-1 Insect & Mosquito Zapper (Model BK510v3). They are black or gray plastic and stand or hang vertically. The units are about 19 inches high and 6 inches wide and require an extension cord to operate outside. The recalled models have codes ending in YTG and Made in China printed on the silver label on the bottom of the product.

Model Number Product Name
BK510v3 (ULG510YTG) Stinger 5-in-1 Insect & Mosquito Zapper
BK310v3 (ULG310YTG) Stinger 3-in-1 Insect Zapper
BK110v3 (ULG110YTG) Stinger Insect Zapper

Incidents/Injuries: Kaz has received three reports of units exhibiting internal grid detachment. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Home Depot, Ace Hardware, other stores nationwide, and online from April 2018 through August 2018 for between $30 and $80.

Manufacturer(s): Foshan Shi Shunde District Yongtong Electronics Co., Ltd., of China

Importer(s): Kaz USA Inc., Marlborough, Mass.

Distributor(s): Kaz USA Inc., Marlborough, Mass.

Manufactured In: China

Author: Marianne Halterman

Marianne is a member of the SafeKids Coalition of the Central Shenandoah Valley. is an informational site devoted to keeping children safe and informing parents, family members and caregivers of current issues affecting child health and safety.