From: zeez on
http://consumerist.com/5388705/consumer-reporter-keeps-buying-things-that-catch-fire

The Handy Switch, pitched in infomercials by the late Billy Mays, is
theoretically a cool product. It's a wireless light switch that you
can install and plug in anywhere. It would be very useful were it not
for its unfortunate tendency to burst into flames.

Consumer reporter Mitch Lipka, who buys and tests products for
WalletPop, managed to get a Target Halloween flashlight yanked off
shelves earlier this month when his caught fire. Then his Handy Switch
was recalled for similar reasons. Luckily, it wasn't in use in his
home because the thing didn't work in the first place.
From: Al on
On Oct 24, 1:07 pm, zeez <blinkingblyth...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> http://consumerist.com/5388705/consumer-reporter-keeps-buying-things-...
>
> The Handy Switch, pitched in infomercials by the late Billy Mays, is
> theoretically a cool product. It's a wireless light switch that you
> can install and plug in anywhere. It would be very useful were it not
> for its unfortunate tendency to burst into flames.
>
> Consumer reporter Mitch Lipka, who buys and tests products for
> WalletPop, managed to get a Target Halloween flashlight yanked off
> shelves earlier this month when his caught fire. Then his Handy Switch
> was recalled for similar reasons. Luckily, it wasn't in use in his
> home because the thing didn't work in the first place.

This switch could become the choice of arsonists across the country,
especially Detroit. Simply stand outside and turn the light on. Poof.
You're done.