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Recalls: Night lights, vacuums listed

Published February 17. 2011 05:00PM

The following recalls were issued Feb. 6 - 10 by federal and state agencies:

Night Lights: AmerTac is recalling LED Night Lights sold March 2009 - January 2011. An electrical short circuit in the night light can cause it to overheat and smolder or melt, which can burn consumers or result in fire. Consumers should contact AmerTac, 800-420-7511,, for instructions on receiving a full refund.

Vacuums: Hoover Inc. is recalling Hoover® WindTunnel Canister Vacuums sold March 2003 - December 2008. The power cord between the power nozzle and the wand connector can short-circuit posing fire and shock hazards. This condition can occur even if the vacuum has been turned off but left plugged in. Consumers should contact Hoover, 888-564-2066,, for a free repair.

Electric Heaters: Lasko Products is recalling portable electric heaters sold September 2002 - late 2004. An electrical connection in the base of the unit can overheat, causing it to melt and expose the electrical connection, posing a fire hazard. Consumers should contact Lasko, 800-363-8044,, to receive a free replacement heater.

Portable Heaters: PD Sixty Distributor is recalling portable space heaters sold October 2008 - March 2009. The space heater can overheat because of loose electrical connections, posing a fire hazard. Consumers should contact PD Sixty, 866-367-4538,, for a free replacement heater.

Fire Alarm Control Panels: Tyco Safety Products is recalling Simplex Fire Alarm Control Panels sold May - September 2010. The recalled fire alarm control panels can fail to send a signal to alert monitoring centers in the event of a fire. Building managers should contact SimplexGrinnell, 866-565-6322,, for a free software upgrade.

Snow Bikes: Tech 4 Kids Inc. is recalling Outer Edge snow bikes sold September 2010 - January 2011. The front ski can crack or break, causing the snow bike to stop suddenly and posing a fall hazard. Consumers should return the snow bikes to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers can also contact Tech 4 Kids,, 866-287-4761.

Outdoor Play Sets: Escalade Sports is recalling outdoor play sets sold April 2008 - December 2010. The swing seats on the play sets can crack and break in half, causing the user to fall to the ground.Consumers should contact Escalade Sports,800-742-6009,, for free replacement swing seats.

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