According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recall is due to the product’s lithium polymer battery, which can overheat and catch on fire.
Roylco has received multiple reports of the light cube battery overheating and catching on fire. No injuries have been linked to the recalled light cubes.
The company is urging consumers to immediately stop using the recalled products and contact them for return instructions. Roylco will provide a free replacement light source.
The educational light cubes are 16 inches wide, high, and deep. Their main purpose is for creative learning involving light in early childhood classrooms. The battery is located at the base of the cube.
The recalled light cubes have the model number R59601, which is located on the user guide included with the product.
Educational dealers and distributors, including Beyond Play, Charles J. Becker, Excelligence, Hatch, and Kaplan, sold the recalled light cubes between December 2013 and April 2016.