May 19, 2004

Alert #04-550


The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Snowman Nightlight Diffuser

Units: 333,000

Manufacturer/Importer: Cosmos Gifts Corporation, of Dallas, Texas

Hazard: The scented oil can drip causing the nightlight base to crack or break, exposing electrical wire or metal parts inside the nightlight, thus causing a potential shock hazard. There is also a risk of cuts if the nightlight breaks.

Incidents/Injuries: Avon has received 33 reports of the nightlight base breaking, including reports of electrical shorts. One complaint involved a consumer who was scratched when the nightlight broke.

Description: The diffuser nightlight has a white plastic base. A porcelain snowman attaches to the plastic nightlight to cover the nightlight bulb. The nightlight comes with winter holly scented oil that is placed in the snowman's top hat.

Sold by: Independent Avon sales representatives and the Avon Web site from August 2003 through December 2003 for $10 to $15.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers can get a free replacement nightlight base that will not crack or break from the oil. Known purchasers are being sent direct mail notification of this recall.

Consumer Contact: Call Cosmos Gift Corporation toll-free at (866) 348-9749 anytime to order a replacement nightlight base.

picture of recalled snowman nightlight