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Safety recall on Nite-Lite products -- Please read this one.

By Andrew Pollack on 03/30/2006 at 02:47 PM EDT

An electrical short circuit in the nite lite can cause it to overheat and smolder or melt which can burn consumers or result in a fire.


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2006
Release #06-109
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 420-7511
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Fire and Burn Hazards Prompt Nite Lite Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.

Name of Product: “Forever-Glo Nite Lites™”

Units: About 35,000

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

Hazard: An electrical short circuit in the nite lite 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 incidents involving the recalled nite lites smoking, burning, melting and/or charring. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled “Forever-Glo Nite Lites™” look like small picture frames that plug into the wall. Only model numbers 75001 or 75002 with a manufacture date of April 2004 or later are included in this recall. Model 75001 is white or bronze-colored and has molded scroll-work around the front of the nite lite. “Model 75001” is printed on the back of the nite lite. Model 75002 is silver-colored and has a punched tin frame. “Model C8A5” is printed on the back. Both nite lite models measure about 3 inches by 3 inches and are about ¼ inch thick. “AmerTac™” and a circle with the month and year of manufacture are indicated on the back of the nite lites.

Sold at: Hardware stores, lighting showrooms and home centers nationwide from May 2004 through December 2005 for about $3.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled nite lites immediately. If the units are plugged into the wall, turn off the power at the circuit box and remove the light from the wall socket and contact the firm for a full refund or two free replacement nite lites.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm at (800) 420-7511 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit AmerTac’s Web site at www.amertac.com or www.recall-center.com


Picture of Recalled Model 75001 White Nite Lite


Model 75001

Picture of Recalled Model 75001 Bronze Nite Lite
Model 75001

Picture of Recalled Model 75002 Nite Lite
Model 75002

Picture of Back of Nite Lite with Month/Year of manufacture

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