American Tack & Hardware Co. (AmerTac) recently announced a recall of LED night lights. AmerTac has received 25 reports of the night lights smoking, burning, melting and charring. No injuries have been reported.
An electrical short circuit in the night light can cause it to overheat and smolder or melt, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
The night lights were sold from March 2009 through October 2010. 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 Packaging
Model Number on Packaging
Model Number on Night Light
|Amerelle||71190||71190 or 71190A|
|Amertac||327895||71190 or 71190A|
|Everyday Basics||076092||71190 or 71190A|
Approximately 227,000 night lights were sold at hardware stores, home centers and lighting showrooms from March 2009 through October 2010 for about $6.
According to the recall notice, 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. 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 athttp://www.recallcenter.com or http://www.amertac.com
If you have been injured by a night light or electrical device, a defective products attorneymay be able to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. For more information, call 1-888-BURNETTI.