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EKO recalls motion sensor trash cans

The plastic protective collar can become dislodged and expose a sharp edge

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EKO USA is recalling about 367,000 Sensible Eco Living motion sensor trash cans.

The black plastic protective collar in the opening on the back of the trash receptacle can become dislodged and expose a sharp edge, posing a risk of laceration to the user.

The company has received 13 reports of incidents in which the black plastic protective collar dislodged and exposed a sharp edge, resulting in laceration injuries.

The EKO Sensible Eco Living motion sensor trash cans, which open when they detect motion nearby, are stainless steel, about 31 inches tall and about 14 inches square. They have the capacity to hold 21 gallons (80 liters) of trash and the lid operates with eight AA batteries. Model number EK9288BMT-80L is on a product identification label on the underside of the trash can lid.

The trash cans, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Costco Wholesale stores nationwide and Costco.com between December 2013, and June 2015, for about $50.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled trash cans and return them to Costco for a full refund or contact EKO for a free repair kit with a redesigned black plastic protective collar and installation instructions. Costco is notifying consumers who purchased the trash cans directly.

Consumers may contact EKO USA at (800) 354-7426 anytime.

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