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An estimated 227,000 led night lights have been voluntarily recalled by American Tack & Hardware Co. Inc., due to an electrical defect that can cause the night light to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard.

To this date, the company has received 25 reports of the night lights burning, charring, melting and smoking. There have been no reports of injuries.

The recall involves three AmerTac night lights. Each unit has a model name and two model numbers. Below are specific details of the recalled items.

Model Name on Packaging

Model No. on Packaging

Model No. on Night Light



71190 or 71190A



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The recalled items were sold at home centers, lighting showrooms and hardware stores.

Consumers are urged to discontinue use of the night lights, to remove them from the wall socket and to contact AmerTac for refund instructions. For more information, call AmerTac directly at (800) 420-7511 or online at or

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