The risk of fire has lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 35,000 Forever-Glo Nite Lites. Manufactured by American Tack & Hardware Co. Inc., of Saddle River, New Jersey, 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. The recalled night lights should stop being used immediately.
Manufactured in China, the night lights were 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.
The firm will provide a full refund or two free replacements for the defective products.