|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued March 8, 2006, Revised December 12, 2008
|Firm's Contact Number: (800) 777-0802
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note: Revised Firm Telephone Number, Web Site Removal
Fire and Burn Hazards Prompt Nite Lite Recall
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: "Forever-Glo Nite Lites™"
Units: About 35,000
Manufacturer: American Tack & Hardware Co. Inc. (AmerTac), of Saddle River, N.J.
Hazard: An electrical short circuit in the nite lite can cause it to overheat and smolder or melt which can burn consumers or result in a fire.
Incidents/Injuries: AmerTac has received nine reports of incidents involving the recalled nite lites smoking, burning, melting and/or charring. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled "Forever-Glo Nite Lites™" look like small picture frames that plug into the wall. Only model numbers 75001 or 75002 with a manufacture date of April 2004 or later are included in this recall. Model 75001 is white or bronze-colored and has molded scroll-work around the front of the nite lite. "Model 75001" is printed on the back of the nite lite. Model 75002 is silver-colored and has a punched tin frame. "Model C8A5" is printed on the back. Both nite lite models measure about 3 inches by 3 inches and are about ¼ inch thick. "AmerTac™" and a circle with the month and year of manufacture are indicated on the back of the nite lites.
Sold at: Hardware stores, lighting showrooms and home centers nationwide from May 2004 through December 2005 for about $3.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled nite lites immediately. If the units are plugged into the wall, turn off the power at the circuit box and remove the light from the wall socket and contact the firm for a full refund or two free replacement nite lites.
Consumer Contact:For additional information, contact the firm at (800) 777-0802 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. ET Friday.
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