|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|April 18, 1980|
|Release # 80-015|
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 18, 1980) -- Approximately 55,000 plastic night lights that may pose a shock hazard to consumers are being recalled by their importer, Danara International, Ltd., of South Hackensack, New Jersey.
The recall is being conducted voluntarily in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The night lights were manufactured in a square shape with a white plastic cover depicting popular cartoon and nursery- rhyme characters. The cover can be rotated so that the picture can be turned to an upright position regardless of how the light is plugged into an electrical outlet.
Some of the lights were manufactured with insufficient amounts of glue, permitting the front cover to detach from the light assembly and thereby exposing the interior electrical wiring. No deaths or injuries, however, have been reported to the company or to CPSC.
The recalled lights bear the following inscription embossed on the orange plastic backing: "Danara International, Ltd., 1/4 watt, 115 volts."
An estimated 46,000 of the lights have been sold nationwide since March, 1978 by Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $1.50 each. The Sears models feature a picture of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. The remaining 9,000 lights feature other characters and were sold in a variety of retail outlets for approximately the same price.
Consumers should return the lights to the place of purchase for a full cash refund.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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