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January 16,  2002

Intermatic Has Recalled Nightlights

Spring Grove, IL  (SafetyAlerts) - Intermatic Inc. has recalled about 156,000 electroluminescent nightlights. The nightlights can short-circuit, posing shock and burn hazards to consumers.

Intermatic has not received any reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The recalled Electroluminescent Night Lights have model numbers GN172 and GN165, which are molded on the back of the lights. The model GN172 lights are gray in color and are about 1 1/2 inches square by 1/4 inch thick with two metal electrical prongs. The model GN165 lights are gray in color and are about 4-3/8 inches in height, 1-5/8 inches wide and 1/4 inch thick with two metal electrical prongs. Also molded on the back of the nightlights are the words, "Intermatic Inc." and "Made in Taiwan."

Hardware stores and electrical distributors nationwide, including True Value Hardware Stores, sold these nightlights between January 1999 and December 2001 for about $4.

Consumers should stop using these lights immediately; if the nightlights are plugged in, turn off the power, and remove them from the wall socket. Consumers should return the nightlights to the store where they were purchased for a full refund or mail the lights to Intermatic Inc. at 7777 Winn Road, Spring Grove, IL 60081, Attn: Larry Kubisiak for a full refund or a replacement nightlight of equal value. Intermatic will also send consumers $2 for shipping and handling. For more information, consumers can call Intermatic at (800) 391-4555 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

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