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LED Night Lights Recalled by AmerTac

AmerTac, LED, night lights, recall
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with American Tack & Hardware Co. Inc. (AmerTac), of Saddle River, N.J.,  announced a voluntary recall of about 227,000 LED Night Light.

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.

  (Image credit: CPSC.)

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:

Model Name on PackagingModel Number on PackagingModel Number on Night Light
Amerelle7119071190 or 71190A
Amertac327895
Everyday Basics076092

Sold at: Hardware stores, home centers and lighting showrooms from March 2009 through October 2010 for about $6.

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 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit AmerTac's website at www.recall-center.com or www.amertac.com.

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