Camsing President Discusses Night Light Recall
A night light sold in the promotional products industry, supplied by Corvest prior to its acquisition by Camsing Global LLC, made news in a variety of industry sources yesterday following a Consumer Product Safety Commission press release. There were five complaints made in total and no injuries were reported, and the product was quickly voluntarily recalled by Camsing Global earlier this year. In order to get the full details of the recall, Promo Marketing spoke to Jason Miller, president of Camsing Global LLC, Largo, Fla.
Promo Marketing: Can you explain the details of the recall?
Jason Miller: It's a night light product that Adva-Lite has been selling for years, specifically 10 years or so. It is a staple product in the category. We received a shipment in late December/early January. The first orders on that item started to go out at the end of January, early February. We received a complaint that one had burnt out a socket. We immediately put the inventory we had on hand on quarantine. Then we received another complaint, we ended up with five complaints in total, but it was after the second complaint that we reached out to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to talk through what a voluntary recall would look like, and how they would guide us through that process.
PM: So this recall was entirely initiated by Camsing Global?
JM: Yes, we did this. We could have probably done nothing to be quite honest. But, we contacted CPSC. We initiated the contact [with CPSC], doing the right thing by our distributors. It's just the right way to run a business. It's a night light, the last thing we want to do is cause injury or a fire. The product is made of a flame-retardant material, so we don't believe there is a [fire] issue there and the CPSC [also] didn't believe there was a big issue. [For this reason], they had us only contact those particular isolated distributors who would be impacted. So we did that.