Recall: LED Night Lights
On 2011-02-09, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding LED Night Lights due to a potential fire or burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2009 for about $7.
About 300,000 units are involved in this American Tack & Hardware (AmerTac) night light recall. Instance(s) of injuries, property damage have been reported. 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 2011.
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, which can burn consumers or result in fire.
Instance(s) of injuries, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
Three night light models are being recalled: model numbers 71193, 71194 and 327879. Only those with KML molded on the back are being recalled. All three models have KML, ETL, the AmerTac™ logo and the model number molded on the back of the night lights' plastic housing. Model number 71193 is a square shaped, white plastic unit with a flat translucent square window on the front and a button for changing the screen color. Model 71194 and 327879 resemble a computer mouse with white plastic housing and inset translucent windows on the front and sides.
These items were sold new+ at Hardware stores, lighting showrooms and home centers nationwide from March 2009 through January 2011 for about $7.
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 stop using the recalled night lights immediately and unplug them from the wall. Contact the firm for instructions on receiving a full refund.
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.amertac.com or www.recall-center.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
AmerTac has received 18 reports of the night lights smoking, burning, melting and/or charring, including three reports of minor property damage and one of a minor burn injury.
+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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