Nite light product recall

On January 18, 2011 Health Canada has recalled the Forever-Glo Cylinder Nite Lites.

This recall involves "Forever-Glo Cylinder Nite Lites", which are cylinder shaped night lights with a white base. The light is approximately 10 centimetres (4 inches) in height by 4 centimetres (1-1/2 inches) wide.

Only lights with model number 71107 and a manufacturer code "SY" is included in this recall. The model number and manufacturer code are printed on the back of the night light.

What is the danger?

A short circuit in the night light can cause it to overheat and smolder or melt; this poses burn and fire hazards to consumers.

AmerTac has received nine reports from the United States of the recalled night lights smoking, burning, melting and/or charring. However, there have been no reported injuries.

At time of the recall Health Canada has not received any reports of injuries related to the use of these affected products.

What should I do?

You should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled night lights. Contact AmerTac for instructions on receiving a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact AmerTac at 1-800-420-7511 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's recall website.

How many of these were sold and where?

Approximately 10,000 effected units were sold at Rona stores across Canada from May 2009 to September 2010.

The units were manufactured in China by Ningbo Shengye Electric Appliance Co., Ltd. of China. The importer is American Tack & Hardware Co. Inc., of Saddle River, New Jersey.