Wednesday, March 7, 2012
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LED Night Lights Recalled by AmerTac Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal
to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: LED Night Light
Units: About 227,000
Importer: American Tack & Hardware Co. Inc. (AmerTac), of Saddle River, N.J.
Hazard: An electrical short circuit in the night light can
cause it to overheat and smolder or melt, posing fire and burn hazards
Incidents/Injuries: AmerTac has received 25 reports of the night lights smoking, burning, melting and charring. No injuries have been reported.
Description: Three AmerTac night lights are being recalled.
Each has a model name and two model numbers. The model name and a
secondary model number appear only on the packaging. The basic model
number appears on the back of the night light. The night lights are
rectangular, about 2-3/16 inches high, 3-1/2 inches wide and 1-1/4
inches deep. The front housings for each are either white- or
nickel-colored plastic with four horizontal vents and a round light
sensor above the top vent. The backs of the night lights are gray
plastic with the AmerTac™ logo, the basic model number, "SY"
identification code and "ETL" molded into them. Only models bearing "SY"
on the back are being recalled. The following night lights are being