Nightlights Recalled Over Fire Hazard

Amerelle, Amertac and Everyday Basics lights were sold from March 2009 through October 2010

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    TK

    About 227,000 nightlights are being recalled by the manufacturer.

    AmerTac is voluntarily recalling three types of LED Night Lights because of an electrical short circuit that can cause them to overheat and smolder or melt.

    The company has received 25 reports of the night lights smoking, burning, melting and charring.

    No injuries have been reported.

    The three lights have a model name -- Amerelle, Amertac or Everyday Basics -- and two model numbers. The model name on the packaging of the Amerelle lights is 71190, is 327895 on the packaging of the Amertac lights, and is 076092 on the Everyday Basics packaging.

    All of the lights have a model light on the back of the light -- either 71190 or 71190A.

    The lights were sold at hardware stores, home centers and lighting showrooms from March 2009 through October 2010.

    People how have the nightlights should stop using them and remove them from wall sockets.

    They should contact AmerTac to find out how to receive a refund. They can call 800-420-7511 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit AmerTac's website.