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.