AmerTac, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is recalling night lights because they pose fire and burn hazards. Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the night lights, unless instructed otherwise.
The recalled brand is Forever-Glo Cylinder Nite Lites. The recall affects about 272,000 units. The night lights were manufactured in China and imported by American Tack & Hardware Co. Inc. (AmerTac) in New Jersey.
There is an electrical short circuit in the night light that can cause it to overheat and burn anyone who touches the night light. The short circuit could also lead to a fire.
AmerTac has acknowledged 9 reports in which consumers stated that the night lights were either smoking, melting, burning or charring. However, there have been no reports of injuries.
The Forever-Glo Cylinder Nite Lite has a cylinder shape on a white base that plugs into an outlet. The top part is clear. The recalled night light has the model number 71107 and the manufacturer code SY printed on the rear of the night light. It's about 4 inches long, 1.5 inches wide and 1 inch deep.
The night lights were sold at hardware stores, home centers and lighting showrooms nationwide from May 2009-September 2010. They cost about $5.
If you have a unit plugged into an outlet, remove it immediately and contact AmerTac regarding a refund: 1-800-420-7511.
If you or your child has been injured from the use of one of the recalled night lights or from another dangerous product, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more about your options, contact a Philadelphia dangerous products lawyer.
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