FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 17, 1995

 

Release # 96-009


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Winner Products, Inc. of Santa Ana, Calif., is recalling approximately 3,200 Emergency Lite 3-in-1 automatic night-lights, model number 334N. The unit can break away from the back cover while it is still plugged in, exposing live conductors, which could seriously or fatally shock consumers.

The white plastic nightlight measures 5.5 inches high by 3.25 inches wide. The front of the light is an opaque half-cylinder with the words "EMERGENCY LITE 3-IN-1 ... HomeSafe" at the bottom. There is an on/off/auto switch on the side of the light. The light can be plugged into an outlet or used as a hand-held flashlight. The light has a rechargeable battery and automatically turns itself on at dusk and off at dawn.

The lights were sold for between $10 and $15 through home supply stores such as Fedco and Home Depot. The lights were sold nationwide from January through May 5, 1995.

Winner Products, Inc. is aware of one complaint regarding this night-light. CPSC and Winner Products, Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving this product.

Consumers who purchased the Emergency Lite 3-in-1 should stop using it immediately and call (800) 669-0415. Winner Products, Inc., will send consumers packaging with postage pre-paid to ship the product back to the company. Winner Products, Inc., will replace returned lights free of charge.