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"Recall Alerts"

12-02-2010

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. AmerTac Recalls Night Lights Due to Fire and Burn Hazard


(1) AMERTAC RECALLS NIGHT LIGHTS DUE TO FIRE AND BURN HAZARD

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Forever-GloŽ Cylinder Nite Lites

Units: About 272,000

Importer: American Tack & Hardware Co. Inc. (AmerTac), of Saddle River, N.J.

Hazard: An electrical short circuit in the night light can cause it to overheat and smolder or melt which can burn consumers or result in a fire.

Incidents/Injuries: AmerTac has received nine reports of the recalled night lights smoking, burning, melting and/or charring. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled Forever-GloŽ; Cylinder Nite Lite is a cylinder shaped night light with a white base and clear top that plugs into the wall. Only Model Number 71107 with a manufacturer code of SY is included in this recall. The model number and manufacturer code are printed on the back of the night light. The light measures about 4 inches in height by 1- 1/2 inches wide and is about 1 inch deep.

Sold at: Hardware stores, lighting showrooms and home centers nationwide from May 2009 through September 2010 for about $5.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled night lights immediately. If the units are plugged into the wall, remove the light from the wall socket. Contact the firm for instructions on receiving a full refund.

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.amertac.com or www.recall-center.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11057.html




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