One night I woke up to the wyze plug by my bedside sparking randomly. Fortunately, I was in the home 3 feet away when it happened. It was so bright that it woke me up. Not certain, I laid in bed a while to watch and see if it happened again. It did. it was so bright it was like someone was using a flash camera in my bedroom. I shot up and grabbed the fire extinguisher. I waited for it to happen again, and it did a 3rd time, this time I was wide awake. I ran to the power panel, killed the power, got an oven mitt, and pulled it from my outlet. My neighbor Dan is an electrician. I invited him over to inspect the outlet. We took it apart, and determined it was not the outlet, it was the Wyze Plug. I immediately removed all 8 plugs from my houses, and have slowly been replacing them with Wyze Bulbs everywhere. I have not removed the wyze outdoor outlet, as I have not seen a problem with it.
My neighbor Dan and I could not figure out how to open up the Wyze plug to see why it was happening. We threw that one away, but I have the rest here on my desk, and will likely throw them away too.
I am fortunate the outlet was in a cinder-block wall no where near the wood desk or curtains or closer to my bed and sheets. The cinder block and plaster walls don’t catch fire too easily.
I love wyze. Early adopter. Huge fan. I own 3 houses and within them use Plugs (8), Cam OG (4), Cam v3 (5), Pan & Scan v2 (4), Pan & Scan v1 (6), Outdoor v1 (4), Outdoor base v1 (2), Solar Panel (2), Locks (3), Lock Keypads (3), Lock Gateways (3), Scales (2), Handheld Vacuum (2), Floor vacuum (1), Watch 47 (2), Color bulbs (8), white bulbs (12), Color LED strip (5). I just will not use these plugs any longer. Too risky for me. Plus I really enjoy the color bulbs. I really only had these plugs because I already had LED bulbs in the lights these were controlling, they just were not smart bulbs. I also had a few other lamps that didn’t have bulbs in them - they had the small LED array things with no interchangable parts. The plugs allowed me to turn them on and off from across the room (or another country) without getting up. I will replace those few lamps with newer ones that take Wyze color bulbs.
Who knows - maybe Wyze will reach out and offer me an exchange - my plugs for new bulbs? One can wish, right?