AmerTac Recalls Night Lights Due to Fire and Burn Hazard

An electrical short circuit in the night light can cause it to overheat and smolder or melt.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2011
Release #11-123
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 420-7511
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

AmerTac Recalls Night Lights Due to Fire and Burn Hazard

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 Lights

Units: About 261,000

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, which can burn consumers or result in fire.

Incidents/Injuries: AmerTac has received 18 reports of the night lights smoking, burning, melting and/or charring, including three reports of minor property damage and one of a minor burn injury.

Description: Three night light models are being recalled: model numbers 71193, 71194 and 327879. Only those with KML molded on the back are being recalled. All three models have KML, ETL, the AmerTac™ logo and the model number molded on the back of the night lights’ plastic housing. Model number 71193 is a square shaped, white plastic unit with a flat translucent square window on the front and a button for changing the screen color. Model 71194 and 327879 resemble a computer mouse with white plastic housing and inset translucent windows on the front and sides.

Sold at: Hardware stores, lighting showrooms and home centers nationwide from March 2009 through January 2011 for about $7.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled night lights immediately and unplug them from the wall. Contact the firm for instructions on receiving a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact AmerTac at (800) 420-7511 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit AmerTac's website at www.amertac.com or www.recall-center.com

Picture of Front and Back of Recalled Night Light Model 71193

Model 71193

Picture of Front and Back of Recalled Night Light Models 71194 and 327879

Models 71194 and 327879