Forever-Glo Nite Lites recalled over
fire and burn hazards
March 8, 2006
The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission, in cooperation American
Tack & Hardware
Co. Inc. (AmerTac), of Saddle River, N.J.,
has announced a recall of
the Forever-Glo Nite Lites. Consumers should
stop using recalled products immediately
unless otherwise instructed.
An electrical short circuit in the night
light can cause it to overheat and smolder
or melt which can burn consumers or result
in a fire.
AmerTac has received nine reports of incidents
involving the recalled night lights 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 scrollwork around the front of the
"Model 75001" is
printed on the back of the night light.
Model 75002 is silver-colored and has a
punched tin frame. "Model C8A5" is
printed on the back. Both nite lite models
measure about three inches by three inches
and are about ¼ inch thick.
a circle with the month and year of manufacture
are indicated on the back of the night lights.
The affected lights were manufactured
in China and sold at hardware stores, lighting
showrooms and home centers from May 2004
through December 2005.
Consumers should stop using the recalled
night lights 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
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 website at www.amertac.com or www.recall-center.com.