As first reported in a PPB Newslink Breaking News last Thursday, approximately 315,000 electroluminescent nightlights manufactured by supplier Molenaar, LLC (UPIC: MILINE) and sold to distributors were voluntarily recalled in the U.S. last week. In August, 11,650 of the products were voluntarily recalled in Canada.
These nightlights could contain faulty materials that can become hot to the touch and melt, resulting in risk of possible shock or fire. Molenaar is aware of four incidents of the nightlights melting resulting in minor property damage in Canada. No injuries have been reported.
“This is a voluntary recall that we’re performing with approval of CPSC,” says Steven Meyer, MAS, Molenaar’s vice president of sales.
The recalled nightlights were distributed between October 2001 and November 2009 through approximately 150 distributors. The nightlights glow green when plugged in. The two models, #2017 and #2019, are a square shape with a rounded top and a house respectively. Both models can be identified by the text “71980 U.S.A.” molded into the back panel just above the brass outlet prongs. The product was removed from the Molenaar line last November.
The recall runs for 90 days from September 23, according to Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) terms. A $2 refund is being offered by the company for returned lights.
Molenaar is in the process of contacting the distributors involved by letter and sending them a copy of the CPSC notice that can be shared with customers. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled nightlights and throw them away.
“Our goal is to recall all the nightlights as quickly and efficiently as possible,” says Meyer. “The CPSC’s concern is public safety and that’s ours as well.”
Distributors needing more information may contact 877-719-4442 or go to www.miline.com to see a copy of the CPSC notice.
CPSC is interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or are related to a different hazard with the same product. Report this here.