BASF is voluntarily recalling a limited number of Vector Classic insect light traps manufactured from September 2012 to August 2014. BASF is recalling these products because of a problem with the bulb holders in some units that can cause electrical arcing, which may damage the bulb holders over time and pose risk of fire. The unit may appear to function properly while the arcing is occurring. BASF has received several reports of Vector Classic units with melted or charred bulb holders but no reports of injuries.

Please Note: This recall does not apply to the Vector Plasma® line of products. It affects only Vector Classic units with serial numbers that fall within the following ranges:

Serial Code Range
1130001  to  1131180
2130031to2131400
2140541to2143140
4125021to4125884
4131621to4132880
4132941to4133220
5132521to5133520
7140001to7140060
7140405to7140480
7140601to7141920
7141981to7142040
7142101to7142160
7142221to7142340
7142461to7142600
9120401to9122400
11131297to11131416  
 11131297to11131416
11131477to11131596
11131657to11131776
11131897to11132136
11133517to11133576
11133755to11133816
11133877to11133896

Please check the serial number by locating the serial code sticker affixed on the outside of the unit box as shown in Figure 1 or in the catch tray of the product as shown in Figure 2.


Figure 1

Figure 2


Discontinue Use and Remove Recalled Units
BASF asks all current users of Vector Classic units to immediately unplug the unit, and if it is affected by the recall, to stop using the unit until a replacement is obtained.

To dispose of the affected Vector Classic insect light trap, unplug the unit, remove the bulbs, cut the electrical cord and discard appropriately.

BASF will provide a replacement units to you so that you may remove recalled units from end user’s facility and install replacement units.

If you have any questions or concerns about any recall related matter, please do not hesitate to contact BASF Customer Care at 1-800-777-8570, #3 or spdcustomercare@basf.com.

Apply for Free Replacement Vector Classic
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