|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 719-4442
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: Electroluminescent night lights
Units: About 315,000
Manufacturer: Molenaar LLC of Willmar, Minn.
Hazard: The night lights can become hot to the touch and melt, resulting in risk of possible shock or fire.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of 4 incidents of the night lights melting, resulting in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: Two models of the night lights are being recalled. One model, Model No. 2019, is shaped like a house. The other, Model No. 2017, is square-shaped with a rounded top. The night lights glow green when plugged into an electrical outlet. "71980 U.S.A." is molded into the night light's back panel, just above the brass outlet prongs. The night lights may have the brand names or logos of various companies printed on the front.
Sold at: The recalled night lights were distributed free as promotional products by various companies imprinted with various company names between October 2001 and November 2009.
Manufactured in: U.S.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled night lights and throw them away.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Molenaar at (877) 719-4442 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.miline.com
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