The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) in announced a recall of LED Night Lights made by AmerTac. Three models of AmerTac night lights are being recalled. Each has a model name and two model numbers. The recall affects about 227,000 units.
The recall is taking placed due to reports of an electrical short circuit in the night light can cause it to overheat and smolder or melt, posing fire and burn hazards. AmerTac has received 25 reports of the night lights smoking, burning, melting and charring. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.
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
Everyday Basics 076092
The nightlights were sold at hardware stores, home centers and lighting showrooms from March 2009 through October 2010 for about $6.