CPSC Announces Recall of 35,000 Night Lights that Pose Fire Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and American Tack & Hardware Co. Inc. (AmerTac), of Saddle River, New Jersey, have announced the voluntary recall of about 35,000 “Forever-Glo Nite Lites™” because an electrical short circuit in the light can cause it to overheat and smolder or melt which can burn consumers or result in a fire.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

The night lights were manufactured in China and sold at hardware stores, lighting showrooms and home centers nationwide from May 2004 through December 2005 for about $3.

To date, AmerTac has received nine reports of incidents involving the recalled nite lites smoking, burning, melting and/or charring. No injuries have been reported.

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.

Consumers should stop using the recalled items 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 replacements.

For additional information, consumers may 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.

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