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LED Night Lights Recalled by AmerTac Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

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Name of Product:
LED Night Light
Hazard:
An electrical short circuit in the night light can cause it to overheat and smolder or melt, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
March 01, 2012
Units:
About 227,000
Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact AmerTac at (800) 420-7511 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit AmerTac's website at www.recall-center.com orwww.amertac.com

Recall Details

Description:

Three AmerTac night lights are being recalled. Each has a model name and two model numbers. The model name and a secondary model number appear only on the packaging. The basic model number appears on the back of the night light. The night lights are rectangular, about 2-3/16 inches high, 3-1/2 inches wide and 1-1/4 inches deep. The front housings for each are either white- or nickel-colored plastic with four horizontal vents and a round light sensor above the top vent. The backs of the night lights are gray plastic with the AmerTac™ logo, the basic model number, "SY" identification code and "ETL" molded into them. Only models bearing "SY" on the back are being recalled. The following night lights are being recalled:

Model Name on PackagingModel Number on PackagingModel Number on Night Light
Amerelle 71190 71190 or 71190A
Amertac 327895
Everyday Basics 076092

 

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled night lights, remove them from the wall sockets and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

AmerTac has received 25 reports of the night lights smoking, burning, melting and charring. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Hardware stores, home centers and lighting showrooms from March 2009 through October 2010 for about $6.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
12-124
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