PhotoWoodstream Corporation of Knoxville, Tenn., is recalling about 28,000 Mosquito Magnet traps.

The traps can become damaged if cleaning it while powered on with the company’s Quick Clear Cartridge kits, and can propel broken pieces of the regulator, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

There has been one report of damage to the mosquito trap line regulator while using the Quick Clear Cartridge kits. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Mosquito Magnet traps and Quick Clear Cartridge kits.

The traps are designed to attract and capture mosquitoes and other insects into the vacuum, where they dehydrate and die.

They connect to a 20 gallon propane tank and measure about 30 to 35 inches tall, and were sold in green or green/gray combination with a black and green plastic stand.

“Mosquito Magnet” is printed on the top front of the units, with the model name, model number and serial number printed on the back of the traps. The traps use Woodstream’s Quick Clear Cartridge kits to clean out the nozzle after changing propane tanks.

The following models are being recalled:

Model

Model Number

Serial Number

Independence

MM3200

IN01450- IN01625

Executive

MM3300

EX01444- EX01630

Commander

MM3400

CM01503- CM01621

Patriot

MM4100

PT01438- PT01542

Patriot/Patriot Plus

MM4200

PT0142- PT01642

 

The traps. Manufactured in China, were sold at Home Depot and various hardware and home improvement stores and online at www.mosquitomagnets.com from December of 2014, through December of 2016, for between $330 and $1,000.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the Quick Clear Cartridge kits on recalled mosquito magnet traps and contact Woodstream for a free repair of the regulator hose.

Consumers may contact Woodstream toll-free at 877-224-1538 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at customercare@woodstream.com or online at www.mosquitomagnet.com for more information.


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