Recall: AmerTac LED Night Lights
On 2012-03-01, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding AmerTac LED Night Lights due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2009 for about $6.
About 200,000 units are involved in this American Tack & Hardware (AmerTac) night light recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Night Light / Nightlights category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 420-7511
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What is the problem?
An electrical short circuit in the night light can cause it to overheat and smolder or melt, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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 Packaging||Model Number on Packaging||Model Number on Night Light||Amerelle||71190||71190 or 71190A||Amertac||327895||Everyday Basics||076092|
These items were sold new+ at Hardware stores, home centers and lighting showrooms from March 2009 through October 2010 for about $6.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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.
For additional information, contact AmerTac at (800)420-7511 between 8a.m. and 5p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit AmerTac's website at www.recall-center.com or www.amertac.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
AmerTac has received 25 reports of the night lights smoking, burning, melting and charring. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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