Got this Rocketship PalPODzzz night light from Sylvania? Get rid of it!

Consumer Reports News: August 16, 2010 03:25 PM

You may barely have noticed that days are just a bit shorter than last week and the week before that, but now it hits you that you are indeed turning the lights on a bit earlier. Just be sure that one of them isn’t this rocketship portable night light, which was recalled last December for shock hazard. 

The LED Rocketship PalPODzzz portable night lights are from Osram Sylvania. It can also be used as an emergency light or a flashlight. It’s shaped as a rocket ship and sits in a plastic recharging base that plugs into the wall. The model number 72174 and date codes “0808” or “0908” are printed on the label attached to the bottom cover of the recharging base. They were sold at Home Depot, Stop & Shop, and other stores, and online at  Amazon.com and other retailers from October 2008 through November 2009.

Before the recall, the firm had received three reports of the bottom of the recharging base breaking and consumers touching internal electrical components that resulted in minor electric shocks. If you still have one of these, stop using it. Don’t take it back to the store. Instead, contact Osram Sylvania at 877-423-3772 or visit the firm’s web site at www.sylvania.com.


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