Can a guy just avoid a burning product for like a month? This time it's Handy Switch


Fresh off my encounter with burning Target Halloween flashlights, I came to find out that I have given refuge to yet another product prone to spontaneous outbursts of fire -- Handy Switch.

About 1.3 million of these remote control light switches are being recalled by Idea Village Products Corp., the U.S. distributor of the Chinese-made product. Nine fires have been reporting due to the switch overheating, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. So, if you've got one, unplug it -- now.

I understand that there are some risks involved with bringing cheap Chinese-made products into one's home. But here's the thing: I bought the switch to test it for reviews I do of As Seen on TV products. It was for work.

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