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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Announces LED Night Lights Recalled by AmerTac Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
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. American Tack & Hardware Co. Inc. recalls LED night lights due to fire and burn hazards.
It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: LED Night Light
Units: About 227,000
Importer: American Tack & Hardware Co. Inc. (AmerTac), of Saddle River, NJ.
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.
Incidents/Injuries: AmerTac has received 25 reports of the night lights smoking, burning, melting and charring. No injuries have been reported.
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:
Sold at: Hardware stores, home centers and lighting showrooms from March 2009 through October 2010 for about $6.00.
Manufactured in: China.
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.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact AmerTac at 800.420.7511 between 8:00am and 5:00pm CT Monday through Friday, or visit AmerTac’s website at www.recall-center.com or www.amertac.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov
About The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: www.saferproducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 800.638.8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.
TopicsAmerican Tack & Hardware Co. Inc., Burn Hazard, China, CPSC, Fire Hazard, LED Night Lights, Recall, Saddle River NJ, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, washington d.c.
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