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Photosensing Night-light w/3 Outlets, 15 Amp
Baby
Nursery Equipment & Supplies
Night-lights (1533)
AMERTAC COMPANY    
Amertac
71044
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Lowe's
Massachusetts
1/1/2012 This date is an estimate
Text of consumer's complaint:

I purchased the enclosed nightlight and outlet tap a few years ago and soon after putting it to use, the GFCI for that circuit would occasionally trip (once every few months). The tap was used on our kitchen island, mostly for one laptop and a small LCD TV, and never for any appliances or other heavy loads. The problem continued intermittently. We had the circuit checked by an electrician friend who could not find any issues. Earlier this year, the circuit breaker tripped, but operated normally when reset. Last week I was unplugging my laptop and saw a blue flash, heard a pop from the tap and the CB tripped. I removed the tap, reset the CB and the circuit was fine.

Upon dissembling the tap it appears that either one of the plug contacts in the tap or the plug blade from whatever was plugged into the tap was shorting to the uninsulated wire with the transistor or diode as there is minimal clearance between the two. Interestingly, the other wire to the nightlight is insulated.

The uninsulated wire in close proximity to the live contacts appears to be a significant safety issue.

Please contact me if you have any further questions. Thanks for your efforts,
1/1/2014
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