A large recall of about 272,000<"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability"> Forever-GloÂ® Cylinder Nite Lites have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced.
The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed and notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
An electrical short circuit in the nightlight can cause it to overheat and smolder or melt which can burn consumers or result in a fire. To date, AmerTac has received nine reports of the recalled nightlights smoking, burning, melting, and/or charring. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled Forever-GloÂ® 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 in width and about 1 inch in depth.
The recalled Forever-GloÂ® Cylinder Nite Lites, were manufactured in China; imported by American Tack & Hardware Co. Inc. (AmerTac), of Saddle River, New Jersey; and sold at hardware stores, lighting showrooms and home centers nationwide from May 2009 through September 2010 for about $5.
The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the recalled nightlights 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.
AmerTac can be reached, toll-free, at (800) 420-7511 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Central Time, Monday through Friday, or at AmerTac’s website at www.amertac.com or www.recall-center.com.