Post-recall, Nightwatch good to go

by nobugsonme on July 16, 2009 · 1 comment

in bed bugs

Remember the recall of Biosensory’s Nightwatch active bed bug monitors? The manufacturer has let me know they are back in action. I am posting much of their press release below for those who are interested.

My apologies for the dearth of posts recently — I have had some health concerns which kept me away from the computer, but I expect to be more active again soon.

Repair and replacement of Dragonfly II Mosquito Trap and NightWatch Bed Bug
now underway

PUTNAM, CT (July 14, 2009): BioSensory Inc., manufacturer of
environmentally-sensitive pest management products to monitor bed bugs and
control mosquitoes and biting insects, announces the U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission has officially approved the repair and replacement of
BioSensory¹s Dragonfly II® mosquito trap and NightWatch Bed Bug Monitor
products which were recalled due to a defective pressure sensor manufactured
by Mamco of Oneonta, NY.

Both Dragonfly II and NightWatch products are molded and assembled at Panint
Electronic Limited in China, an ISO-9000 compliant manufacturer with over 30
years of experience specializing in consumer appliances and electronic
products. Key components such as the CO2 valve, sensor and electronic
control system are supplied by United States manufacturers.

All of the NightWatch units manufactured during this recall timeframe are
being repaired free of charge at MAMCO. NightWatch (Model 506) units, which
were sold by Forshaw Distribution (Charlotte, NC) and Residex, LLC
(Cranford, NJ), should be taken out of service immediately and returned to
the distribution center for replacement. Consumers are advised to stop
using the Dragonfly II (Model 503) traps, which were sold exclusively
through the Frontgate Catalog, and to contact Frontgate to receive a
replacement unit.

BioSensory anticipates all recall work for NightWatch to be completed by
MAMCO on or before July 17, 2009; and all recall work for Dragonfly II to be
completed by Panint on or before July 24, 2009.

³We sincerely thank Panint, MAMCO, Frontgate, Forshaw, Residex and the
Consumer Product Safety Commission for their help during this situation, as
it was the first recall we have experienced in BioSensory¹s 12 year
history,² concludes Mr. Nolen, President of BioSensory, Inc. ³Safety is our
utmost concern. We apologize for any inconvenience this voluntary recall may
have caused. The positive outcome is a stronger, defect-free NightWatch and
Dragonfly II product.²

Pest control operators and property
management/facility professionals may contact BioSensory Inc. regarding the
NightWatch Bedbug Monitor at (800) 261-2659 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm¹s Web site at

1 David James July 18, 2009 at 6:33 am

The NightWatch is back on the market. I received 108 on Tuesday, July 14th and sold most of them that day. Used with a professional IPM control program, the NightWatch is an important advancement in getting control of the bedbug problem.

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